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This Virginia Beach massage therapist will be a registered sex offender for life

Christopher Santos Orlina (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office)
Christopher Santos Orlina (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office)

VIRGINIA BEACH — A 47-year-old massage therapist will spend time in prison for inappropriately touching a patient.

Christopher Santos Orlina, formerly of the 200 block of Ash Avenue, was sentenced Monday on a charge of “object sexual penetration,” according to the Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

Circuit Court Judge Glenn R. Croshaw sentenced Orlina to 30 years in prison with 18 years suspended leaving 12 years to serve.

Orlina must register as a sex offender for life.

Prosecutors showed evidence during Orlina’s August 2018 trial that on Aug. 15, 2017, a woman in her 20s went to Orlina’s office to get a massage for her shoulder pain.

“During the massage, Orlina touched the victim in her private area without her consent,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney  Colin D. Stolle, in a news release. “Orlina was repeatedly told to stop, but he continued.”

The woman was able to get up and leave, and Orlina apologized to her for what he had done, prosecutors said.

During a phone sting conducted by police and the woman a few days later, “Orlina did not deny the events happening and further apologized to the victim.”

During an interview with police, Orlina admitted that his finger “slipped” into the victim’s private area, prosecutors said.

Orlina has no criminal record.

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