A Fredericton massage therapist made mystery video recordings of his patients earlier than his death in January, in line with the college that oversees the profession inside the province.
Pierre Wust worked at Myoflex Massage and Rejuvenation Clinic in Fredericton until the cease of 2017, whilst he had to prevent working towards because of his health, an obituary says. He died from headaches from multiple sclerosis on Jan. 10 at age 58.
Attempts to attain the owner of Myoflex had been unsuccessful late on Thursday afternoon.
The executor of West’s will discovered the recordings among his possessions after his demise and known as the police, consistent with the College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick.
It’s no longer clear how lengthy West turned into surreptitiously recording his patients or what number of humans were captured on the recordings.
“The university has now not visible any of the fabric,” university registrar Charline McLean stated in an interview.
The university found out about the recordings in February, after being contacted by one among West’s former sufferers, McLean stated. However, it did not tell the public about the voyeurism until Thursday.
When requested why the university didn’t inform the general public approximately the recordings faster, McLean said it failed to want to “avoid” the police research.
“Mr Wust has handed away, so we did not feel there has been a direct, I guess, the threat to the public,” McLean stated.
A spokesperson for the Fredericton Police Force showed police are investigating “a criticism of voyeurism towards a deceased person” but could not affirm his call.
“We are confident that there is no also risk to the public and are presently within the system of contacting any capacity victims,” spokesperson Alycia Bartlett stated.
College employed a private investigator
After learning approximately the recordings, the college employed its very own investigator.
“Based on our investigation, we concluded that there had been no other modern or former rubdown therapists that had been worried or aware of [the recordings], but the research with the Fredericton Police Force remains ongoing,” McLean stated.
The college investigation additionally located “no evidence” to signify the recordings have been shared, posted on line or given to all of us else.
The Fredericton Police Force currently delivered the 2nd investigator to work full time to try to identify and make contact with the folks that seem on the recordings, McLean stated.
Wust’s obituary says he “performed a chief role within the improvement and recognition of the massage therapy profession.”
It’s a profession Just got here too overdue in life, after a task with the Research and Productivity Council in Fredericton. He became born in Strasbourg, France.
McLean recommended every person with concerns or lawsuits about a rubdown therapist to contact the university, which has the mandate to shield the general public.
“We hope that one past member’s actions would not cast a shadow on the career as an entire,” she said.