Calgary, AB,

Massage therapist charged with one count of sexual assault

Our investigators have charged a massage therapist in relation to a sexual assault believed to have occurred last month.

In early September, a woman reported to police that she had been sexually assaulted during a massage. The assault is believed to have occurred during a treatment which took place at Massage Heights Signal Hill Center, located at 5957 Signal Hill Centre S.W.

As a result of this investigation, Maxim KLIMOV, 27, of Calgary, has been charged with one count of sexual assault. He will next appear in court on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021.

We thank Massage Heights Signal Hill Center for their cooperation throughout this investigation.

We take these incidents very seriously and encourage anyone who feels they have been a victim of sexual assault to contact us, no matter when the incident occurred, at 403-266-1234, or by calling 9-1-1 if they are in immediate danger. There is no statute of limitations on criminal sexual offences in Canada and we encourage anyone who has been a victim of a serious crime to report it, even if many years have passed since the incident.

In addition, victims who are seeking support without police involvement can contact Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA).

CCASA is the primary sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual assault crisis, counselling and education service provider for Calgary and surrounding areas. Their support and information line is 403-237-5888.

Case # 21348386/5755