Omaha chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting a client appears in court – Omaha World-Herald

12November 2020

& Return= https %3A%2F%2Fomaha. com%2Fnews%2Flocal%2Fcrime-and-courts%2Fomaha-chiropractor-accused-of-sexually-assaulting-a-client-appears-in-court% 2Farticle_e46857f1-4a07-5c05-995b-1023d35bdcab. html #tracking-source=green-subscribe-button & ir =true” class =”btn btn-success”> featured_button_text An Omaha chiropractic doctor is implicated of utilizing opioid-laced cookies and blackberry brandy to disable a customer before sexually assaulting her. Matthew Skaff, 51, was charged Thursday with first-degree sexual attack. He was purchased held on$75,000 bail. Skaff was booked into prison Monday in connection

with a supposed assault on a 50-year-old woman at his home on Oct. 18. Matthew Skaff The lady informed Omaha authorities the next day that she had actually been attacked. The woman had actually gone to Skaff's apartment or condo near 120th Street and West Maple Road to get her back adjusted, something she and other clients consistently did, said Eric Fabian, a deputy prosecutor with the Douglas County Attorney's Office. The female had actually been going to Skaff for chiropractic services for numerous years, Fabian said.

The female said Skaff served her cookies and shots of blackberry brandy, which she accepted. She stated she then felt as though she could not move. Skaff, she said, then eliminated her clothing and digitally permeated her.

The female later on went to a friend's house, who reported to cops that the woman was “out of it.” The woman then went to a health center, where she checked favorable for sedatives and opioids, Fabian stated.

Cops got a warrant to browse Skaff's home and found the cookies. Results of tests on the cookies aren't yet completed.

Michael Fitzpatrick, Skaff's attorney, said the encounter was consensual.

“My customer is extremely adamant that it absolutely was consensual,” Fitzpatrick said after Thursday's hearing. “Whatever (drugs) she evaluated positive for, she didn't get it from him.”

Skaff has an office, Skaff Chiropractic & & Wellness Center, near 120th Street and West Center Road.

In June, he was sentenced to one year probation originating from an indecent exposure charge that authorities stated occurred Dec. 18 at his office.

A 37-year-old female told cops that she had actually been getting changes from Skaff for about a month when, after an appointment, Skaff informed her, “A great deal of individuals think I have a good penis.” Skaff then exposed his genital areas to her, according to a police report.

The woman stated Skaff then asked her to enter into another space, where he continued to speak about his “sexual experiences with other clients” and pointed out where he ‘d had sex in his office, the report said. The female said he likewise revealed her a tracker he had on his better half.

The woman reported the interaction to authorities and never ever returned.

A policeman spoke to Skaff six weeks later. Skaff told the officer that the sexual talk was consensual.

Authorities state individuals who have been sexually assaulted ought to call 911, no matter how long ago the event occurred.

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