A massage therapist accused of multiple counts of rape and aggravated indecent assault has entered pleas in South Australia’s District Court.

Jason Paul Hagon, 53, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of basic indecent assault, but not guilty to the rape and aggravated indecent assault charges.

Hagon’s trial was due to begin today, but prosecutors and Hagon’s defence lawyers said they had instead reached an agreement on a plea deal.

He had originally been facing a total of 25 charges – 18 counts of aggravated indecent assault and seven counts of rape.

Jason Hagon will return to court on August 26 for sentencing submissions.(ABC News: Che Chorley)

Prosecution has now dropped those charges and accepted his guilty plea for the 11 charges of indecent assault.

Hagon operated his massage business out of his Morphett Vale home but was banned from practising by the Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner in April.

He had been accused of indecently assaulting nine clients over a two-year period between June 2019 and November 2021.

Hagon will remain on home detention bail, with Judge Joanne Tracey ordering the Department of Corrections to provide a home detention compliance report.

He will return to court in August for sentencing submissions.

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