A Brandon massage therapist charged with sexual assault is facing additional charges after five more women came forward reporting similar incidents.
Brandon police first reported the man’s arrest on Nov. 29, after two women told police that while receiving a massage, the man had made inappropriate sexual comments while touching them in a sexual manner.
The assaults occurred in the fall of 2018 and Oct. 30, 2019.
Following that report, six additional women came forward reporting similar occurrences between February and August 2019.
The victims came forward with their reports independently from one another.
Since Dec. 17, five more women have come forward reporting similar offences occurring between the spring and fall of 2019.
An arrest warrant was issued for his arrest on Thursday and the suspect was located and arrested on Friday.
The suspect, 55-year-old Michael Petrowski, has been charged on 13 counts of sexual assault.
He was scheduled to appear in court on Monday for eight sexual assault counts and in February for the additional five counts.
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