Massage Therapist Arrested

Inappropriate contact during session

Lee Rogers
September 21, 2019 - 10:09 am

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Donald B. Porter, Public Affairs Manager for the Greenville County Sheriff's Office issued the following press release Friday.

 (GREENVILLE)- A licensed massage therapist has been charged by GPD detectives for inappropriately touching female customers on three separate occasions at Trade Street Massage located at 210 W. Stone Avenue in Greenville.  

The visits occurred December 2018 through June of 2019.  The women told investigators they purchased a discounted “1-Hour Swedish Massage” online for the business. Each woman described various types of inappropriate contact during their massage session. 


 70-year-old Anthony “Tony” Joseph Ruggiero of Greer was arrested and charged with three counts of Assault and Battery, 2nd degree. He was released from the Greenville County Detention Center after posting a $15,000 personal recognizance bond ($5,000 per charge). 

 GPD investigators have notified the South Carolina Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (SCLLR) as well as the City of Greenville Revenue and Business License Division of these charges. 

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