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Title: Six Kansas women athletes report misconduct, unwarranted touching by massage therapist
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URL Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nc ... st/ar-BB11EOSJ?ocid=spartandhp
Published: Mar 25, 2020
Author: Jesse Newell, The Kansas City Star
Post Date: 2020-03-25 19:15:08 by BTP Holdings
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Six Kansas women athletes report misconduct, unwarranted touching by massage therapist

By Jesse Newell, The Kansas City Star 17 hrs ago

LAWRENCE, Kan. — University of Kansas officials said their investigation into a former massage therapist who worked with KU Athletics has found that at least six women athletes reported inappropriate conduct, which included “unwarranted touching during massages.”

© Robert Willett/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS In this file image from 2013, shown is inside of the Booth Family Hall of Athletics and the entrance to adjacent Allen Fieldhouse at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

Chancellor Douglas Girod and athletic director Jeff Long provided a joint statement on KU’s public affairs website Tuesday. The school has been investigating Shawn Paul O’Brien, 48, of Lawrence, since he was arrested in February. He’s charged in Douglas County District Court with one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under 14.

O’Brien had been contracted by KU Athletics to provide massage services to Jayhawks women’s sports teams since 2015, according to university officials.

KU reported Tuesday that its investigators had interviewed almost 40 athletes and seven staff members. It also said that the school determined one of KU’s athletic trainers was aware of at least some reports of unwarranted and unwanted touching by the therapist but did not appropriately report the conduct, which is a requirement by the school.

“We will continue our investigation into the conduct of the therapist and determine who, if anyone else, knew of inappropriate behavior that may have occurred,” Long and Girod’s statement said.

KU also said that it learned that O’Brien provided free massages on campus to the general student body as part of KU Alumni’s “Finals Dinner” events between 2011 and 2019. As part of that, O’Brien gave out gift cards that “may have led to off-campus massages at his office,” KU’s statement said.

Local police, KU said, were working to determine whether inappropriate conduct took place there.

O’Brien is listed as operating Kamehameha Massage LLC, according to Kansas business records. He owned the business starting in 2009. It dissolved in February 2019 because O’Brien became the “sole proprietor,” according to state records.

Girod and Long first reported that they were investigating O’Brien and his involvement with KU athletes on March 5.


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I work with a guy who got 10 years in the joint for molesting an underage girl. He did the whole 10. I bet they were really on him hard when they found out why he was in there. You usually get one day off for every good day in there. But not in his case it seems. I wonder if he had soap on a rope so he did not have to bend over to pick it up.

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#1. To: BTP Holdings, 4um (#0)

Six Kansas women athletes report misconduct, unwarranted touching by massage therapist

The school has been investigating Shawn Paul O’Brien, 48, of Lawrence, since he was arrested in February. He’s charged in Douglas County District Court with one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under 14.

It also said that the school determined one of KU’s athletic trainers was aware of at least some reports of unwarranted and unwanted touching by the therapist but did not appropriately report the conduct, which is a requirement by the school.

...and determine who, if anyone else, knew of inappropriate behavior that may have occurred,” Long and Girod’s statement said.

OK, let me see if I have this straight:

In this era of extreme PeeCee-ness, the accused molests six "victims," apparently everybody and their brother knows about it, and they all clam-up like active duty CIA agents for five years. That about right?

O’Brien gave out gift cards that “may have led to off-campus massages at his office,” KU’s statement said.

Local police, KU said, were working to determine whether inappropriate conduct took place there.

And the "victims" came back for more??? To his private office???

The bull shit in this case piles up so fast, you need wings to stay above it.

Since when do under 14 year-old girls go to college?

My, it certainly is a "Brave New World."

The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. - Dr. Eldon Tyrell

Godfrey Smith: Mike, I wouldn't worry. Prosperity is just around the corner.
Mike Flaherty: Yeah, it's been there a long time. I wish I knew which corner.
My Man Godfrey (1936)

Esso  posted on  2020-03-25   20:44:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Esso (#1) (Edited)

Since when do under 14 year-old girls go to college?

No one said he confined his activities to college-aged students. If he was indeed a molester, age does not matter. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2020-03-25   20:51:45 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: BTP Holdings, 4um (#2)

No one said he confined his activities to college-aged students.

The article pretty much states that this was on a college campus, KU.

If he was indeed a molester, age does not matter.

Then where's the other six plus counts? This is BS.

We've heard this song a long time ago, but it was some college football fellas, allegedly doing something to somebody that turned out to be a hooker looking for a fast buck from college kid's rich parents. IIRC.

The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. - Dr. Eldon Tyrell

Godfrey Smith: Mike, I wouldn't worry. Prosperity is just around the corner.
Mike Flaherty: Yeah, it's been there a long time. I wish I knew which corner.
My Man Godfrey (1936)

Esso  posted on  2020-03-25   21:09:22 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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