Massage therapist facing 5 additional charges as more victims come forward

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) — A massage therapist arrested on Monday faces five additional charges for allegedly assaulting customers.

Police said Melvin Buffington, 62, is facing one count first degree sexual assault and six counts of third degree sexual assault in the ongoing investigation.

On February 11, a victim told police that Buffington sexually assaulted her during a scheduled massage appointment at Oasis Massage Spa in January. During their investigation a second incident of sexual assault was reported. The second victim told investigators she was assaulted on February 15th. She told police she was also assaulted during a massage appointment at the Oasis location on N. 132nd Street.

Police say Oasis Massage Spa has cooperated with their investigation.

Anyone with any information regarding incidents similar to these is encouraged to call the Child Victim / Sexual Assault Squad at (402)444-5636. Or Crime Stoppers at 444-STOP.

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