Child Molester's Massage License Permanently Revoked

Former Mercer Island Driving Instructor Mark Douglas Satterlund was sentenced to a 10-year prison term for sexually molesting a Bellevue boy and a Mercer Island teenager.

State health officials announced Aug. 23 they had permanently revoked the license of a Bellevue massage therapist and former Mercer Island driving instructor who pleaded guilty in April to several charges of child molestation, sexual assault and communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

Satterlund, 52, pleaded guilty in April to in 2009, an 11-year-old Bellevue boy in 2010, and sexually assaulting seven other minors — most of whom were Mercer Island High School students.

He was sentenced to nearly 11 years in state prison.

According to prosecutors, he used his positions of authority to take advantage of them while he worked at Swerve Driving School in Mercer Island or as a massage therapist at his home in Bellevue. The victims ranged from his 10-year-old niece up to high school-aged varsity athletes.

The Swerve Driving School operates out of a space rented at the .

State Department of Health officials say following the administrative action, Satterlund can never again practice massage in Washington.


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