Regulators Pull KC Massage Therapist's License

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A Kansas City man has been barred from working as a massage therapist in Missouri after he admitted to inappropriately touching some of his customers.

The Missouri Board of Therapeutic Massage decided earlier thisweek to revoke Justin Leonard's license.

He pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges in Platte and Casscounties in 2009.

Board of Therapeutic Massage Chair Renate Brodecker said that the decision to pull Leonard's license wasn't a difficult onefor the board. Brodecker says that preventing inappropriate andillegal touching of clients is one of the most important reasonsthe state has massage licenses.

No phone number was listed for Leonard.

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