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Former Tallahassee massage therapist get 15 years for sexual battery

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Posted at 6:00 PM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 14:09:01-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A former massage therapist will spend 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a victim he befriended at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Tallahassee.

Kevin Koelemij was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexual battery on a physically helpless victim. He will spend his sentence years in the Florida Department of Corrections followed by five years of probation.

Koelemij has also been declared a sexual predator.  

The former massage therapist was found guilty in July on the charges.

Koelemij, who was a licensed massage therapist and certified nursing assistant at the time of the incident, was arrested after he sexually battered a victim he had met at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Tallahassee.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A former massage therapist accused of sexually assaulting a victim he befriended at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Tallahassee has been found guilty.

In less than 30 minutes, a jury returned a guilty verdict against 57-year-old Kevin Koelemij for sexual battery on a physically helpless victim. 

Koelemij, who was a licensed massage therapist and certified nursing assistant at the time, was arrested after he sexually battered a victim he had met at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Tallahassee.

Court documents say Koelemij provided a massage to the victim for free in February 2015, as he had for several months, but this time, Koelemij sexually assaulted the victim after he fell asleep.

An investigation revealed Koelemij had allegedly done this to multiple victims, and even had a report filed against him, though no charges were issued in that case.

Another victim told investigators that he believed Koelemij was "preying on young people in recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous and other organizations."

He was taken into custody March 2015.