I know, I know: this article is Rumpole's turf, but he doesn't work on Friday afternoons unless he is in trial and the matter tickled my fancy.
A Miami-Dade judge on Friday ordered an upscale Coconut Grove salon to reveal to authorities the name of a woman who complained she was sexually assaulted by a massage therapist. Lawyers for the Tiano Salon & Spa lawyers had been fighting prosecutors’ attempts to identify the woman, saying they believed the woman wanted to remain private because she had never reported the July 2013 incident to police. But prosecutors told Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Thomas Rebull on Friday that the move was a “transparent attempt” to withhold evidence of a crime that took place inside the salon.Ok, let's take that apart shall we?
Judge Rebull gave the salon one week to turn over all records identifying the woman. He will appoint a retired female judge to receive the records, and contact the woman to see if she has any objections to prosecutors receiving her information.
The case revolves around massage therapist Victor Antonio Sanchez, who was arrested in February after a woman told police he suddenly performed oral sex on her during a session at the Oak Avenue business.
First, is the woman represented by Spencer?!
Second, .....nevermind.....where the hell would I even start?
N.B. Assistant State Attorney Christine Zahralban argued “There is no massage therapist-patient [privacy] privilege.” Ah, shit. I had all my eggs in that basket.
Have a great weekend!