Massage therapist jailed for two alleged sexual assaults

Published: Feb. 19, 2018 at 9:16 PM CST
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A massage therapist was arrested Monday after allegedly sexually assaulting two customers at a metro spa.

Police arrested Melvin Buffington, 62, for one count of first degree sexual assault, and one count of third degree sexual assault.

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.

Omaha Police Department is not releasing the suspect's mugshot because there could be similar incidents that have not been reported. If other victims do come forward, detectives may be required to show photo line-ups.

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.