Leon Tomasso: Masseur, 35, who sexually assaulted two women during therapy sessions gets 4 years prison

When one of the victims confronted Leon Tomasso, he said that he 'misread the signs' and that 'his male urges took over'

Leon Tomasso: Masseur, 35, who sexually assaulted two women during therapy sessions gets 4 years prison
Leon Tomasso, 35, was jailed for 4 years for assaulting two women in a clinic and a gym back in 2019 (Norfolk Police)
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KING'S LYNN, NORFOLK: A sports massage therapist who sexually assaulted two women has been imprisoned for four years. After appearing at King's Lynn Crown Court on Tuesday, August 30, he admitted to two counts of assault by penetration on two women from back in 2019. The massage therapist openly admitted in court that in the case of one victim he misread the signals and couldn't help as his "male urges took over."

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Leon Tomasso, 35, of Papillion Road, Wymondham, was sentenced to four years in prison for sexually assaulting two women back in 2019. The prosecutors argued that Tomasso exploited and abused his victims' trust when he found them in a vulnerable situation and applauded the women for their bravery as they came forward to expose Tomasso which ultimately put him behind bars. The court heard that the 35-year-old therapist assaulted his first victim on November 19, 2019, during a sports massage at a Norfolk clinic. She told the police that Tomasso said that he "misread the signs" and said "I'm sorry, it was my male urges that took over. It won't happen again." 

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The second victim who came forward was assaulted the very next day, but this was during a sports massage at the gym. She claims that Tomasso said that his actions were a "part of the wind-down" and according to him she "would enjoy it." When the confrontation did not go as planned, Tomasso tried to manipulate the victim and said that he had "crossed the line" and that he had "let his emotions get away from him."

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Leon Tomasso, a sports massage therapist who sexually assaulted two women was jailed for four years. (Instagram/@lionel_t87)
Leon Tomasso, a sports massage therapist who sexually assaulted two women was jailed for four years. (Instagram/@lionel_t87)

 

After arrest, Tomasso was then taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre for questioning. The first victim described her life ever since she got molested by Tomasso and said, "I can't even begin to articulate the look on my husband's face when I broke down sobbing and attempted to tell him what had happened," the first victim said. "I have always looked for the good in people, focused on their positives but Tomasso has changed me. I now find myself filled with mistrust, wary of men's intentions and fearful of being nice in case it's misconstrued and hope that eventually I will come to terms with what has happened, but the impact on me and my life cannot be underestimated."

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The second victim said, "I felt completely violated and distraught. I thought I was supposed to be in a place of safety and respect, but this was not the case. The last two-and-a-half years has caused a lot of stress and heartache, not only for myself but also my family and my fiance. Even though they do not mention it, I still see the sleepless nights and anxiety on their faces. I have become jaded and suspicious of people and that trust in people can be so easily broken."

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