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Crystal Lake physical therapist charged with battery after being accused of touching woman’s breasts

Michael Lim, 39, of Huntley
Michael Lim, 39, of Huntley

A Crystal Lake physical therapist has been charged with battery after allegedly touching his client’s breasts during a massage, police said.

The Crystal Lake Police Department said that an investigation was started on September 27 after a woman reported that she was inappropriately touched while undergoing treatment at a local pain rehabilitation center.

The victim told police officers she had scheduled an appointment with Master Pain Practitioner Michael Lim at Advanced Pain Rehab, 7115 Virginia Road Suite 122 in Crystal Lake.

Photo taken by Alex Vucha
Photo taken by Alex Vucha

While receiving pain treatment on her second scheduled appointment on September 26, Lim offered to perform a massage on the victim, authorities said. As Lim was administering the massage, he allegedly placed his hands on her bare breasts, according to police.

The Crystal Lake Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit conducted the investigation and worked with the McHenry County States Attorney’s Office. On November 16, an arrest warrant was issued for Michael Lim, 39,  of Huntley, for a class A misdemeanor charge of battery.

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Authorities said Lim voluntarily turned himself in later the same day. He was released from custody after posting a $1,500 bond. His next court date is scheduled for November 28 at the McHenry County Courthouse.

Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 800-762-7867.