Medspa assistant stays mum in court on illegal injections allegations

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Monday, February 11, 2019
Suspect in Botox bust makes first court appearance
The suspect accused of giving illegal cosmetic injections faced a judge Monday.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The man police say injected clients with a product that is not approved in the United States appeared before a judge Monday morning.

Ricky Delatorre didn't answer any of ABC13's questions after he faced a judge, but he did blow a kiss to our cameras.

The question a lot of people have is what was being injected into patients' skin.

HPD says Delatorre was giving injections without a license or a doctor's supervision. He denied those allegations last week when ABC13 was there as he was being taken into custody.

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Investigators with HPD's Major Offenders Division seized the product, saying the vials they confiscated from the southwest Houston medspa, R.D. Aesthetica, operated by Delatorre, had Turkish writing on them.

According to HPD, the labels of all FDA-approved products would be in English. Testing will determine if it's even Botox.

Delatorre, who is facing felony charges, let his lawyer do the talking for him on Monday.

"We look forward to taking a look at the evidence. There is always two sides to every story, and we look forward to our day in court," attorney Jed Silverman said.

Delatorre will be back in court in April. His bond is set at $30,000.

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