Calgary massage therapist Siloci charged with sexual assault

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Police have laid sexual assault charges against a former police officer who was working as a massage therapist at several clinics in northwest Calgary.

Vladimir Siloci, 36, allegedly assaulted a female co-worker during a therapeutic massage in March, police say.

He was arrested and charged on Friday, according to Det. Shelley Dunn.

“I can confirm that he was a Calgary Police Service officer from April 2012 until February 2016. He left of his own accord,” Dunn said on Thursday.

Siloci — a registered massage therapist — worked at several clinics in the northwest and operated his own massage business called VS Wellness.

According to his now-defunct website, he immigrated from Moldova in 2008 after training as a nurse and starting a massage therapy practice in 2001.

He will appear in court on July 11.

Last year, police charged another Calgary massage therapist, Brad McLellan, with sexual assault. Since then, eight patients have come forward claiming to have been assaulted.

McLellan — who denies the charges — says he’s looking for employment outside the province because he can’t find work following the publicity surrounding the allegations.

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