B.C. massage provider facing multiple sex assault charges

According to the RCMP, four individuals have complained of being sexually assaulted by Mike Jolly while receiving massage treatment at a clinic he operates in Merritt, B.C.

Merritt wellness clinic operator Mike Jolly charged after 4 alleged victims come forward

A Merritt, B.C., massage clinic operator has been charged with four counts of sexual assault relating to four different alleged victims. (Supplied)

A Merritt, B.C., massage provider has been charged with four counts of sexual assault after multiple victims complained to police.

According to the RCMP, four individuals say they were sexually assaulted by 55-year-old Michael Albert Jolly while receiving massage treatment at the clinic he operates — A&M Holistic Wellness.

The alleged assaults took place in September and October of this year.

Investigators are trying to confirm if there are other victims. A publication ban is in effect to protect the identity of the complainants.

On the A&M Holistic Wellness website, Jolly states he has worked "in the realm of alternative health since 1984," claiming that "I have often had clients tell me I am a 'miracle healer.'"

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merritt RCMP at (250) 378-4262.

Corrections

  • An earlier version of this story referred to Michael Albert Jolly as a massage therapist. In fact, the College of Massage Therapists of B.C. says he is not a registered massage therapist.
    Dec 14, 2017 3:20 PM PT