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Crystal Lake physical therapist accused of groping patient

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake physical therapist faces battery charges after police said he inappropriately touched a patient during a massage.

Michael Lim, 39, of the 10700 block of Santa Fe Trail, Huntley, turned himself in to police Thursday, according to news release Monday from the Crystal Lake Police Department.

Lim is a physical therapist at Advanced Pain Rehab, 7115 Virginia Road, Crystal Lake, according to the release.

His license to practice physical therapy will not be affected by his charges unless a judge were to order his license be revoked, according to an Illinois Department of Professional Regulations representative.

Lim's arrest stems from a police investigation into a woman's claim that on Sept. 26, Lim groped her while giving her a massage. It was the woman's second appointment with Lim, police said.

Police issued a warrant for Lim's arrest Thursday, and he turned himself in later that same day, according to the release.

The McHenry County State's Attorney's Office has charged Lim with battery. If he is convicted, he could be sentenced to less than a year in prison.

Neither the Crystal Lake Police Department nor the McHenry County State's Attorneys Office were available to provide further details about the charge.

Lim's bond was set at $1,500 and he was released after he posted $150 bail, court records show.

Lim declined to comment when reached by phone Monday morning.

He is due back in court Nov. 28.

Police are encouraging anyone with information to call the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620, or Crime Stoppers at 800-762-7867.

Editor's note: Michael Lim's address was corrected in this story. The original address provided in a news release from the Crystal Lake Police Department was incorrect.

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