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District Attorney dismisses charges against Sisters businessman

The Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office confirmed on Tuesday morning, July 27, that they have dismissed charges against Sisters spa owner Mike Boyle.

Boyle, 60, owner of Hop in the Spa in Sisters, was arrested on Wednesday, June 30, on charges of harassment, sex abuse, and performing illegal massage. Boyle told The Nugget on Tuesday that he intends to sue the State of Oregon, contending that the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office filed a false affidavit in order to obtain a search warrant on his business, based on the allegation that he was practicing massage without a license.

“That just wasn’t the case,” Boyle told The Nugget. “None of it was true.”

He said that Hop in the Spa does not offer massage.

“We’re seeking the affidavit from the person that filed the charges as well,” Boyle said.

The Nugget asked District Attorney John Hummel to clarify why charges were dropped. He replied via email on Tuesday afternoon:


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