Another Woman Claims Massage Sex Assault at Doral

Second claim against luxury South Florida resort in the past month

By Vanessa A. Alvarez
|  Friday, Feb 18, 2011  |  Updated 11:03 AM EDT
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Another Woman Claims Massage Sex Assault at Doral

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A second woman in the past month has come forward claiming she was sexually assualted during a massage at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa.  

The woman, identified only as Jane Doe No. 2, stated during a press conference Thursday morning that the incident occured during a scheduled massage last summer at the spa.

Although she initially chose to ignore the assault, the woman said she returned to the spa to report the incident a few weeks later, but nothing happened.

When a woman came forward earlier this month to report a similar assault at the spa, Jane Doe No. 2 reported her crime again.

On Feb. 8, Miami-Dade Police announced that 27-year-old David Munoz, a masseur at Doral, was arrested on charges of sexual battery on a female customer in January.

Munoz allegedly told police he "lost his head" when he began assaulting the woman.

Jane Doe No. 1 is suing Munoz, the Marriot-owned resort, and the spa, which is affiliated with the Pritikin Longevity Center.

NBC Miami reached out to Pritikin, which said they don't own, operate or manage the Doral Spa and don't employ any of its staff.

"We were made aware of the allegations by a customer at the Doral Spa against an employee of the Doral Spa," the company said in a statement. "While Pritikin leases space at the Doral Resort for its medical, fitness and dining facilities, and uses the spa facility for its customers, Pritikin did not employ the massage therapist, and the customer was never a customer of Pritikin."

Attorney Jeffrey Herman, who is representing both women, said Jane Doe No. 2 identified her alleged attacker as John J. Pacheco.

A Doral Spa official said Pacheco had worked in the engineering department for the spa.

Herman said the first lawsuit prompted several other victims to come forward and that there are several other cases.   

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