Qld masseur, 80, charged with raping clients

AN elderly masseur accused of committing a series of sickening sex attacks at his market stall in southeast Queensland has claimed another seven victims. 

In September, police charged the 80-year-old man with one count of rape and eight counts of indecent assault relating to alleged incidents at his massage stall at the Sunshine Coast farmers’ market between 2011 and August this year.

On Thursday, he was charged with additional rape and sexual assault offences after a further seven women came forward.


Police are releasing very little detail about the case and the man’s name has been withheld for legal reasons.

He’s currently on strict bail conditions, restricting him from certain public areas, including two Queensland markets, and from working as a masseur or contacting his alleged victims. 

He’s scheduled to face the fresh list of charges in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Monday.