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Nebraska massage therapist faces more sex charges

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Posted at 10:50 PM, Feb 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-21 18:15:29-05

An Omaha, Nebraska massage therapist accused of sexual assault now faces more charges.

Omaha Police have now charged 62-year-old Melvin Buffington with five additional charges of Third Degree Sexual Assault.  

OPD says a woman reported that Buffington sexually assaulted her during a scheduled massage appointment at Oasis Massage and Spa on January 12.  As they investigated that allegation, a second victim reported she had been sexually assaulted during her massage appointment on February 15. Prosecutors say Buffington moved the woman's underwear and penetrated her during a deep tissue massage 

Police took Buffington into custody on Feb. 18. 

On Feb. 20, Buffington had his bond set at $50,000.  

Omaha Police say the investigation continues and Oasis has cooperated fully.