Arts & Life
Canstar Community News
Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 6/2/2020 (189 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
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.
» The Brandon Sun
As we navigate through unprecedented times, our journalists are working harder than ever to bring you the latest local updates to keep you safe and informed.
Now, more than ever, we need your support.
Starting at $4.99/month you can access your Brandon Sun online and full access to all content as it appears on our website.Subscribe Now
or call circulation directly at (204) 727-0527.
Your pledge helps to ensure we provide the news that matters most to your community!