Lawsuit filed by woman in massage therapist sex assault case
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A woman has filed a lawsuit against the Omaha massage and spa business, saying it’s liable for her sexual assault by one of its employees.
The lawsuit was filed Friday in Douglas County District Court against Oasis Massage & Spa and seeks an unspecified amount in damages. It says Oasis failed to properly supervise 62-year-old Melvin Buffington, who has been criminally charged with 14 counts of sexual assault for incidents involving massage customers.
The woman, who goes by the pseudonym “Jane Doe” in the lawsuit to protect her identity, says Buffington sexually assaulted her in January, causing her mental anguish.