Clive massage therapist faces new sex abuse charge

Authorities in central Iowa say a massage therapist charged with sexually assaulting two women in April now faces an additional charge.

The Des Moines Register reports that 26-year-old Gage Sheldon Bauer, of Altoona, was arrested Friday on suspicion of assault with intent to commit sex abuse.

He was arrested April 16 on similar charges after reports of incidents at a Clive business called Mr. Massage.

The most recent charge stems from a Nov. 27 incident filed by a woman after she heard about his earlier arrest.

Bauer was initially arrested after a woman told police that Bauer attempted to perform a sex act on her and a 17-year-old girl reported that Bauer sexually assaulted her during a massage.

Bauer is being held in Polk County Jail without bond.


Information from: The Des Moines Register,