featured_button_text OMAHA– An Omaha chiropractic doctor has been accused of utilizing opioid-laced cookies and blackberry brandy to drug a client before sexually assaulting her.

Matthew Skaff, 51, was charged Thursday with first-degree sexual attack and ordered hung on $75,000 bail. Skaff was arrested Monday after a 50-year-old lady reported being assaulted at Skaff's apartment or condo Oct. 18.

The lady had been a client of Skaff's for a number of years when she went to his apartment for a back change, prosecutors stated. The female told authorities Skaff served her cookies and blackberry brandy which she quickly discovered herself unable to move while Skaff assaulted her. The lady later went to a hospital, where she evaluated favorable for sedatives and opioids, authorities stated.

Cops browsed Skaff's apartment or condo and discovered the cookies, district attorneys stated. Officials are waiting for arise from laboratory tests of the cookies.

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

At the time of the supposed assault, Skaff was currently on probation for a public indecency conviction. Prosecutors state that charge stemmed from a Dec. 18 event in which he exposed himself to a customer at his workplace.

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