Clinic in Spring indicates physical therapist accused of sexual assault is no longer employed

William Abalos' charges stem from an investigation involving his work at Select Physical Therapy on Rayford Road.

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Friday, January 27, 2023
Physical therapist accused of filming his exposed self to patients
William Abalos, 29, is accused of filming himself sexually assault a patient while working as a physical therapist in Spring.

SPRING, Texas (KTRK) -- A newly-licensed physical therapist has been linked to at least three victims who claim they were being recorded while he exposed and rubbed himself on them while on the job.

On Thursday, the Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable's Office announced the arrest of 29-year-old William Abalos of Spring.

For the better part of the last month, Abalos was under investigation after a patient at Select Physical Therapy on Rayford Road in Spring reported on Dec. 29 that she had been assaulted, a constable's news release read.

Since that original claim, constable's detectives said they found an additional victim reported being assaulted by Abalos while receiving treatment. Further investigation revealed that Abalos allegedly recorded the patients with his personal cellphone without their knowledge or consent.

"The second charge is a bit more interesting, especially because of the times we live in where everyone has an iPhone handy at all times," attorney Miriah Soliz, who is not representing Abalos in the case, said. "It's very easy. They're very slim, and you can just pull it out and start filming."

In one recording, detectives said Abalos exposed his genitals and intentionally made contact with the patient with them without consent.

Investigators believe one of the assaults took place on Dec. 7. In addition, they were aware of a third victim and are talking to a potential fourth.

An arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday, and shortly after, authorities arrested Abalos at his fiancée's home in the Mission Bend area of Fort Bend County, according to the constable's office.

Abalos was booked into the Montgomery County Jail, charged with invasive visual recording and indecent exposure.

Soliz said she believed he wasn't charged with sexual assault, because there was no reported penetration. However, the charges against Abalos are still serious. There could also be more consequences, because investigators said they think there could be more victims.

"It's very important that women come forward and spread awareness about this case, because every witness involved is key to pushing awareness for this sort of behavior happening and showing that it is unacceptable," Soliz said.

Records show he posted his $175,000 bond, but he will remain in jail overnight.

Once out, he's required to wear a GPS monitor, which is expected to arrive Friday morning.

A search of state records showed that his physical therapy license was issued on Aug. 30, 2022, making it nearly four months on the job before the constable's office was first contacted about any assault claim. In those short four months, his record showed no disciplinary action.

Eyewitness News reached out to Select Physical Therapy, which generally indicated that Abalos is no longer employed.

"Select Physical Therapy will not comment on a former employee during an active investigation," a representative wrote.

Detectives believe there may be more victims in the case. They urge anyone with information about Abalos to contact 281-364-4211 and ask to speak with a detective.

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