An unqualified sports physiotherapist was arrested for sexual assault on a minor under the age of 16.
The Guardia Civil have detained the 43-year-old at his home in Alicante after a father complained his son had been abused.
The man advertised his services widely on social media but had no qualifications to practice as a physiotherapist
Murcia’s Guardia Civil launched Operation Raufi following the attack on the youngster.
His father said he took his son to a sporting event he was attending.
The man approached them claiming to be a specialist in sports physiotherapy for young people.
Unbeknownst to the boy’s father, the fake physio took the youngster to a dressing room under the guise of taking promotional photos for his company.
After undressing the boy, he applied massage creams and then sexually abused him.
He recorded the abuse on a cell phone placed in his backpack.
The father, hearing what happened, tried to locate the physio who left the gym in a hurry.
Guardia investigations revealed the man had attended a variety of sporting fixtures to promote his services.
He caused unease among parents who detected his strange behavior towards their children.
Several computers and a mobile phone were seized from his home in Alicante for analysis.