Massage therapist Matthew Widener admitted to sexually assaulting clients at Karasmatic Day Spa in Bayport and Elements Massage in Smithville.
Massage Therapist Matthew Widener Pleads Guilty to 11 Counts
Last Updated: 7/14/2020
Lawyer Comments: Laurence Banville is a lawyer for sexual assault by massage therapists and will discuss lawsuits against spas and massage studios in the second part of this article.
In the summer of 2019, 34-year-old massage therapist Matthew Widener pleaded guilty to 11 counts of forcible touching and sexual abuse after six women accused him of sexually abusing them during massages.
The sexual assaults happened at two locations – Karasmatic Day Spa in Bayport and Elements Massage in Smithtown.
Widener worked at Karasmatic Day Spa for approximately a year leading up to his arrest and at Elements Massage from June 2013 to December 2017. He was fired from Karasmatic after ownership was notified of the allegations against him.
Widener was sentenced on August 6, but no information is publicly available regarding that sentence. However, he faced jail time and was expected to be ordered to register as a sex offender.