CEDA therapist faces battery, indecent exposure charges

A patient at CEDA Orthopedics and Interventional Medicine thought she was there for physical therapy, but Jorge Aguayo, a registered chiropractic assistant at their clinic in Hialeah, had other ideas.

He allegedly told the woman to take off her clothes, put on a medical gown and face up on the therapy bed. Even though she had been undergoing therapy with mechanical machines, he told her the doctor had ordered a massage.  

She told police officers Aguayo placed both of his hands under her medical gown and massaged her breast and “rubbed his unexposed erect penis” on her body, according to the arrest report. The woman said Aguayo did the same thing again during two more sessions. 

Hialeah Police Department officers arrested Aguayo, 46, of Citrus Springs, Monday. He was facing battery and indecent exposure charges. CEDA said he was fired. 

In a statement, CEDA claimed that this was he first time an allegation of this nature was made about one of their employees during their 24 years in business. 

“We take any patient complaint seriously, and have done so in this instance,” the statement said. 

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Man faces charges in second burglary in Miami-Dade County, police say

A Miami man who was arrested Monday by Hialeah police on burglary and grand theft charges now faces additional charges in connection with a second burglary in Miami-Dade County, authorities said on Wednesday.Miami-Dade police said Jorge Pita, 58, burgl…

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Man accused of stealing $40,000 worth of jewelry from Hialeah apartment

A Miami man was arrested Monday after stealing about $40,000 worth of jewelry from an apartment in Hialeah, authorities said.According to an arrest report, a woman left her apartment shortly after 10 a.m. Nov. 8 when her husband called her an…

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Man accused of stealing $40,000 worth of jewelry from Hialeah apartment

A Miami man was arrested Monday after stealing about $40,000 worth of jewelry from an apartment in Hialeah, authorities said.According to an arrest report, a woman left her apartment shortly after 10 a.m. Nov. 8 when her husband called her an…

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Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez wins re-election

Hialeah voters have re-elected Mayor Carlos Hernandez to another term.

Hernandez mustered more than 11,000 votes — more than 78 percent of the total votes cast — Tuesday to win re-election. He told Local 10 News that he was “very, very happy with the outcome.”

Hernandez was challenged by Juan Santana and Tania Garcia. 

Garcia, who was a previous candidate for City Council in 2015, was a distant second with slightly more than 2,300 votes.

Santana, who previously ran for mayor in 2013, picked up the fewest votes — a little more than 5 percent.

Hernandez was fined by the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust in 2015 after finding that he violated knowingly made false statements to the public about interest income he earned from a private loan. He was later sued by the commission for trying to pay the $4,000 fine with 28 buckets filled with pennies and nickels.

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Voters to elect new mayors in Miami, Miami Beach

LIVE ELECTION RESULTS

Voters in Miami and Miami Beach will elect new mayors Tuesday, while voters in Hialeah will determine whether to re-elect their current mayor.

Elections are being held in four Miami-Dade County municipalities.

Miami voters are deciding between Williams Armbrister, Christian Canache, Cynthia Jaquith and Francis Suarez to replace outgoing Mayor Tomas Regalado.

Suarez appears to be the favorite. He has been a city commissioner since 2009.

Miami Beach voters are also choosing a new mayor to replace Philip Levine, who recently announced that he is running for governor. The candidates to replace him are Kenneth Bereski, Dan Gelber, Daniel Kahn and June Savage.

Gelber’s name may sound familiar. He served in the Florida Legislature from 2000 to 2010, spending time in both the House and Senate. The Democrat unsuccessfully ran for attorney general in 2010.

The other three candidates have never served in public office. Bereski is a businessman who has lived in Miami Beach since 2005, Kahn is a New York transplant who has worked in Miami Beach’s hospitality industry for more than a decade and Savage is a real estate agent.

Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez is seeking re-election. He is challenged by political newcomers Juan Santana and Tania Garcia.

Santana previously ran for mayor in 2013, while Garcia was a previous candidate for City Council in 2015.

Homestead voters are electing a vice mayor and two city council members. Elvis Maldonado is a current councilman seeking to become vice mayor. He’s running against councilman Stephen Shelley.

Other high-profile races include a Miami Beach ballot question asking voters to decide whether to ban outdoor alcohol sales on Ocean Drive after 2 a.m. and the race between Miami Beach commissioner candidates Mark Samuelian and Rafael Velasquez.

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