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Therapist is charged with sexual battery
Second charge in a month

COVINGTON - A Covington physical therapist accused of inappropriately touching a female employee earlier this month is facing an additional charge of sexual battery after a former employee came forward last week.

Detective Daniel Seals, spokesman for the Covington Police Department, said the incident in question occurred about the middle of last year between the victim and the suspect, 47-year-old David N. Momah.

Momah, the owner of Abanna Health & Rehab on U.S. Highway 278, was taken into custody at his place of business earlier this month after the first victim came forward to report that he had touched her in an inappropriate manner.

Seals said the two incidents are "extremely similar" in nature and indicated that the two victims did not know each another.

Though he has owned several other rehab offices in other parts of the state, Seals said the Covington location is the only one that detectives are aware of that Momah currently operates.

In addition to two counts of sexual battery, Momah, who is originally from Nigeria, has also been charged with one count of false imprisonment. He has since been released on a $3,500 bond.

Seals encourages anyone who has had a similar encounter with Momah to contact police as soon as possible.

The CPD can be reached at 770-786-7605. Tips can be given to the CPD anonymously by visiting their Web site at www.covingtonpolice.com and clicking on "contact us" and then "secret witness."

Joel Griffin can be reached at joel.griffin@newtoncitizen.com.