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Five more people allege sexual abuse by Portland massage therapist

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Portland massage therapist Benjamin Collura was in court last week to face sex abuse charges. Portland massage therapist Benjamin Collura was in court last week to face sex abuse charges.
Since his arrest, five more people have come forward alleging sexual abuse by massage therapist Benjamin Collura. Since his arrest, five more people have come forward alleging sexual abuse by massage therapist Benjamin Collura.
One alleged victim has filed a lawsuit against Collura, as well as the company that owns River's Edge Hotel & Spa. One alleged victim has filed a lawsuit against Collura, as well as the company that owns River's Edge Hotel & Spa.
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Five more people have come forward after a massage therapist was arrested last week, accused of sexually abusing a woman during a massage.

Police confirmed Wednesday to FOX 12 they've now talked to six people total in connection with this case.

Each person claims they were sexually abused by the same man, 32-year-old Benjamin Collura, while he was working for Massage Envy and at the River's Edge Hotel & Spa in southwest Portland.

The hotel's general manager released a statement at the time of Collura's initial arrest last week saying Collura had been fired. Collura previously worked at two Massage Envy locations between 2010 and 2013, one in John's Landing and one in the Lloyd District.

Collura was sued by the first alleged victim last week, and now FOX 12 has learned she is also suing the company that owns the River's Edge Hotel & Spa. The lawsuit, filed this afternoon in Multnomah County Circuit Court, accused HRI Lodging LLC and former employee Benjamin Collura of sexual battery. 

Speaking on behalf of his client who filed the lawsuits, attorney Gregory Kafoury said they believe the owners of the hotel should be held accountable for what happened to her, as well.

Kafoury said his client reported the alleged abuse to staff at the spa right after it happened back in February and then went to police. Collura himself later admitted to abusing the woman, according to court documents. 

Collura has posted bail and is due back in court later this month.

FOX 12 reached out to HRI Lodging LLC on Wednesday, but did not hear back.

Anyone with information about Collura or other possible victims is asked to contact Detective Jeff Myers at 503-823-0595 or jeff.myers@portlandoregon.gov.

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