Running coach Jimmy Lynch has been charged with sexually abusing multiple clients.
Running Coach James Lynch Arrested on Charges of Sexual Abuse, Practicing Massage Without License
Last Updated: 7/13/2020
Prominent New York City running coach James “Jimmy” Lynch has been arrested after multiple clients came forward with allegations of sexual abuse. Lynch has also been charged with practicing physical therapy and massage without a license.
Lynch was arrested on Tuesday, November 26. He is charged with two counts of sexual abuse, two counts of forcible touching, and four counts each of unauthorized use of a professional title and unauthorized practice of a profession.
A 29-year-old woman has accused Lynch of sexually assaulting her during two massages in his office in February of 2019. The District Attorney’s Office says the woman told authorities that Lynch “insert[ed] his fingers into her vagina without permission or authority while acting in the capacity of a ‘massage therapist’ during massage sessions.”
According to Runner’s World, a second woman filed a similar complaint with the NYPD. In this case, Lynch allegedly told the victim, “this is supposed to feel good,” while assaulting her.
A third victim told authorities that she was receiving massage therapy and physical therapy from Lynch twice a week for a three-month period between January and April of 2019. She says that after each session, Lynch kissed her neck and hugged her without her consent.
Lynch has never been licensed to practice physical therapy or massage therapy. He is scheduled to appear in court on December 19.