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Advanced Manual Therapy Institute Doctor Arrested for Admitting Sexual Assault on Patients

Michel Rantissi Jr., 46, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexual assault and open and gross lewdness and booked into the Las Vegas City Jail, according to the North Las Vegas Police Department. It received a report of the assault on Sept. 16.

The man, who goes by a “doctor” told police he was performing a normal procedure when he touched a woman’s genitals, according to an arrest report.

The woman told police Rantissi was “working on her” in August 2019. The woman said Rantissi straddled her and rubbed up against her, the report said.

He then asked if he wanted to woman to allow him to put his fingers in her Vagina.

Rantissi did not deny the events. Rantissi told investigators that the woman wanted “internal pelvic technique work” and agreed to do it to “make her feel better because she is single and he is a giver,” the arrest report said. Rantissi also told police he felt like he was giving “charity to her.”

Rantissi has had an active license with the Nevada Physical Therapy Board since May 2003, according to its website. He did not have any disciplinary action listed on the board’s website.

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