Massage therapist facing over 20 charges including sexual assault

Sep 28 2018, 3:42 pm

A massage therapist from Calgary is facing criminal charges of sexual assault, voyeurism, and forcible confinement.

36-year-old Greg Howden was first accused of sexual assault following a massage appointment on Wednesday, May 16. The client, a 30-year-old woman, reported to police that Howden had sexually assaulted her throughout her massage.

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Howden was charged with one count of sexual assault by the end of July, according to a July 31 release from the Calgary Police Service. The police also put out a call encouraging any others who may have felt that they were a victim of Howden to come forward, as it was suspected that there may have been other incidences.

Other alleged victims have come forward in the months since, leading the Calgary Police Service to charge Howden with an additional 13 counts of sexual assault, five counts voyeurism, and one count of forcible confinement, according to a September 27 release.

The alleged incidences that led to these charges are stated in the release to have ranged from November 2015 to May 2018 at Montgomery Chiropractic Plus, RnR Wellness, The Spa, and Beddington Chiropractic Clinic where Howden had been employed.

Howden will next appear in court on Tuesday, October 9.

Anyone who feels they have been a victim of sexual assault is encouraged to report to police by either calling 9-1-1 if you are in immediate danger, or calling CPS’s non-emergency number at 403-266-1234.

DH Calgary StaffDH Calgary Staff

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