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Massage therapist not guilty of sexual abuse

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MASON CITY (AP) -- A Cerro Gordo County jury has found a Mason City massage therapist not guilty of sexual abuse.

The therapist, 57-year-old Steven Page, hugged defense attorney Richard Piscopo and then turned to greet his family after his acquittal Monday.

Page was charged with third-degree sexual abuse for allegedly inappropriately touching a 14-year-old girl between May 1 and Sept. 1, 2008, at his massage therapy office.

If convicted, he faced up to 10 years in prison.

Page voluntarily agreed in October to cease his practice pending the outcome of the criminal case against him.

The Iowa Board of Massage Therapy is to review the outcome of the criminal case and decide how to proceed within three months.

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