A massage therapist in Mission Viejo, California, has been arrested on suspicion of multiple cases of elder sexual abuse and rape.
Russell Bernardino, 43, was taken into custody by the department’s Special Victims Details at his home in Mission Viejo and was being held on $100,000 bail. He is accused of sexually assaulting a 71-year-old woman and another woman in her thirties at the Massage Envy in Mission Viejo. He is also accused of sexually assaulting a 77-year-old woman in her home.
Bernardino has been a licensed massage therapist for three years and a licensed home health care provider for about two years, authorities said.