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Charges: Minneapolis masseur touched 'at least 50 men in their private parts'

The 65-year-old St. Paul man is facing two counts of criminal sexual conduct.

A St. Paul man has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct, having admitted to intentionally touching male clients' genitals without consent while working as a masseur in Minneapolis. 

Felony charges were filed Tuesday in Hennepin County District Court against 65-year-old Benjamin A. Lamb. 

On Nov. 2, 2019, Minneapolis police were contacted by a man who accused Lamb of making nonconsensual sexual contact while he received a massage from Lamb at a Minneapolis salon spa. 

According to a criminal complaint, Lamb began touching the victim's inner thigh, before proceeding to masturbate his penis. The victim told police that he froze and couldn't react verbally or physically so the assault continued.  

Police investigated the accusation and learned that Lamb had previously been accused of nonconsensual sexual touching during a May 10, 2016 massage. The male victim of that alleged incident described a similar scenario to the victim of the Nov. 2 assault. 

Lamb admitted during an interview with investigators that he got a "perception" from clients that they wanted to be touched in their private areas, claiming that he never discussed touching the clients and had "touched at least 50 men in their private parts" after receiving a "perception," the complaint explains. 

The Star Tribune reports, citing an affidavit, that Lamb worked at Men’s Spa Salon in the 900 block of Washington Ave. S. That's where the two charging incidents took place, while it's unclear where the other incidents Lamb admitted to happened.

It's also unclear if Minneapolis police are investigating Lamb further for other, unreported incidents. 

Both counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. 

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