A Brandon massage therapist charged with sexual assault is facing further charges after six 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.
Since that report, 11 more women came forward reporting similar occurrences between February and August 2019.
The victims came forward with their reports independently from one another.
Further investigation has revealed six more victims, police said on Thursday, bringing the total number of victims to 19.
The suspect, 55-year-old Michael Petrowski, has now been charged on 19 counts of sexual assault.
He was released to appear in court later this month.
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