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Omaha massage therapist convicted of attempted sexual assault of clients

Posted: 8:40 PM, Mar 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-13 01:40:07Z
Melvin Buffington

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — 63-year-old Melvin Buffington, Jr. pleaded no contest to two counts of felony attempted sexual assault for incidents that happened while he was a massage therapist at Oasis Massage & Spa.

Douglas County prosecutors dropped 21 other charges. Most of those charges were misdemeanors.

Investigators say Buffington started working at Oasis Massage & Spa in August 2016. Women reported instances of him inappropriately touching them or making suggestive moves with his body.

At least one woman has sued the spa .

Buffington faces up to 40 years in prison when he's sentenced in May.