PRESS RELEASECRYSTAL LAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 20, 2017
CONTACT: Deputy Chief Derek Hyrkas
100 West Woodstock Street
Crystal Lake, Illinois, 60014
On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, the Crystal Lake Police Department initiated an investigation after an adult female reported she was inappropriately touched while undergoing treatment at a local pain rehabilitation center. The complaining victim informed officers she had scheduled an appointment with Master Pain Practitioner Michael Lim* (39) of 1319 Almaden Lane, Gurnee, IL, at Advanced Pain Rehab, located at 7115 Virginia Road Suite 122 in Crystal Lake. While receiving pain treatment on her second scheduled appointment on September 26, 2017, Lim offered to perform a massage on the victim. As Lim was administering the massage, he placed his hands on her bare breasts.The Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit conducted the investigation and afterwards reviewed their findings with the McHenry County States Attorney’s Office. On November 16, 2017, an arrest warrant was obtained for Michael Lim for the following charge:
- Battery, 720 ILCS5/12-3(a), Class A Misdemeanor
Lim voluntarily turned himself in later the same day. He was released from custody after posting $1500 bond. His next court date is scheduled for November 28, 2017, at 8:30am at the McHenry County Courthouse.
We encourage anyone who may have information relating to this investigation, directly or indirectly, to contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-762-STOP (7867). Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to the arrest of any individual. In addition, anyone with a cell phone can send an anonymous tip to the Crystal Lake Police Department by texting the word CLPDTIP along with the tip information to 847411 (tip411). Normal text messaging rates do apply.
*All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless found guilty in a court of law