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August 02, 2013

Eli Guterman Pleads Guilty To Serial Sex Abuse

Eli GutermanA woman applying to become a massage therapist in Yeshiva University graduate Eli Guterman's chiropractic office learned she would have to demonstrate her skills on him during her job interview. During the massage, Guterman repeatedly lifted the sheet to expose his private parts. He then insisted on showing his own "deep muscle" therapy by massaging the woman's private parts.…"I didn't tell anyone ... [Guterman] was a doctor, a religious person - I felt no one would believe me," another woman said.

Eli Guterman
Eli Guterman

Syracuse.com reported in June:

A woman applying to become a massage therapist in Eli Guterman's chiropractic office learned she would have to demonstrate her skills on him during her job interview.

During the massage, Guterman repeatedly lifted the sheet to expose his private parts. He then insisted on showing his own "deep muscle" therapy by massaging the woman's private parts.

That is one of the accounts given in court papers by seven women who accuse Guterman of forcible touching at his business, Back N Touch at 6800 E. Genesee Street, from 2009 to 2012. The women's names were redacted from court papers.

Guterman pleaded guilty on June 4 to six counts of forcible touching, a misdemeanor.

He has given up licenses to practice chiropractics and message therapy in New York and will likely be sentenced to six years of probation, according to the Onondaga District Attorney's Office.

Guterman could not be reached for comment. Guterman's attorney did not return requests for comment.

Another massage therapist said Guterman groped her private parts during a job interview.

"This started a pattern of me being abused and degraded by him throughout my employment," the woman told police. "So much has happened to me it's hard to separate each individual incident."

By the summer of 2012, one woman was reportedly warned to be wary of Guterman's advances by a Back N Touch employee, according to court documents.

"There was an understanding when I got hired that (Guterman) was to have no direct contact with me," the woman said. "Apparently there was a history of Eli being inappropriate with other employees."

Others said they were unsure of how to respond to Guterman's actions.

"I didn't tell anyone ... [Guterman] was a doctor, a religious person - I felt no one would believe me," one woman said. "As time went on I felt trapped."

A 41-year-old patient told authorities: "I couldn't quite figure out what had happened ... I remember looking at the receptionist because I wanted to convey to her that what he did wasn't right, but I couldn't get the words out.'"

Eli apparently changed his LinkedIn page this afternoon to remove his Yeshiva University connection. Unfortunately for Eli, I made a PDF file of his LinkedIn page a few minutes before he made that change.

Please click to enlarge:

Eli Guterman -- LinkedIn -- 8-2-2013_Page_1
Eli Guterman -- LinkedIn -- 8-2-2013_Page_2

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Appropriate for the Gutter man.

Why no ail time?

Aw shucks! Why didn't I know about this dude before?! Did he take medical assistance! Did he require woman to go to the mikvah before the appointment?

Does anybody know if he's better endowed than Anthony?

Correction:

She says that he was doctor. However, the article implies he is a chiropractor. Doctor is to Palmerian chiropractor as astronomer is to astrologer.

Sounds like he might be a friend of Mayor Filner and Weiner, not to mention our good old friend, Bill Clinton.


(Yeshiva University is still on his LI profile:)


New York Chiropractic College

D.C., Chiropractic
2006 – 2009

The Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy

A.A., Massage Therapy


Yeshiva University

a misdemeanor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Man I went to Reishit with this guy! GUTTERBALLS FTW!!!!

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