Massage therapist who raped client jailed for five years
A massage therapist who raped a client in her own home has been jailed for five years.
Cosmin Tudorache, 33, had been booked for a 90-minute deep tissue massage in south London through Urban Massage on 6 October 2017. He arrived at the address with his own massage bed and oils and began the treatment for the client who regularly booked massages using the agency.
Part-way through the massage, Tudorache sexually assaulted and raped the victim. He only stopped when he noticed the victim, a woman in her 30s, appeared to be crying.
Today (Friday, 12 March 2021) Tudorache was jailed for five years and given a sexual harm prevention order lasting 10 years at Inner London Crown Court. He was also put on the sex offenders register. Tudorache had been found guilty of rape and two counts of assault by penetration following a trial at the same court which concluded in January.
Nathan Paine-Davey, from the CPS, said: “As a professional massage therapist on a house call, Cosmin Tudorache’s actions amounted to a grave abuse of trust. He took advantage of his victim who was alone.
“Tudorache claimed that the sexual activity had been consensual or, at worst, a misunderstanding. But the jury, having heard directly from the victim, decided otherwise.
“I would like to highlight the bravery of the victim who gave evidence during the trial. I hope this conviction goes some way in helping her move forward in her life.
“Sexual offences are some of the most traumatic and complex cases to prosecute, but the CPS will bring offenders to justice where there is the evidence to do so.”
Notes to editors
- Cosmin Tudorache (DOB: 12/07/1987) is from Dollis Hill in the London borough of Brent
- Nathan Paine-Davey is a Senior Crown Prosecutor within the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Unit in CPS London South.