Jail time ordered for Utah massage therapist accused of inappropriately touching clients

Willoughby said Dwaileebe was "very remorseful" during the Thursday sentencing, and called the acts "a sin."Dwaileebe was arrested in September, after six women came forward with similar allegations that they were groped during a massage session, according to a Weber County Sheriff's Office press release."Dwaileebe claimed he was trained to perform a massage technique called 'Pelvic Floor Work,' which involves massaging the [genitalia] of the subject," according to the release, which added that "Pelvic Floor Work is reportedly a legitimate technique, but it can only be performed by a licensed chiropractor, not a massage therapist."The incidents occurred between 2012 and March 2015, after Dwaileebe lost his license, according to court documents.Dwaileebe traveled to the victims' homes, where he would conduct massage sessions that sometimes lasted several hours, police said.The defendant has no prior criminal history, though he was investigated in 2012 for similar behavior. No criminal charges were filed then, but the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing filed an emergency order prohibiting him from practicing massage.The day after the emergency order was issued in 2012, Dwaileebe voluntarily surrendered his license, admitting that he had massaged the genitals of "multiple clients," and had massaged or touched the breasts of female clients without written consent, according to a DOPL document.jmiller@sltrib.com