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Albuquerque acupuncturist accused of sex assault on a client

January 10, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an acupuncturist in Albuquerque has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman who one of his clients last year.

Albuquerque police say 69-year-old Megumi Hirayama is facing a charge of criminal sexual penetration.

It was unclear Thursday if Hirayama has a lawyer yet.

Police say an investigation began last August after a report was filed by the alleged victim.

DNA evidence was sent to the department’s crime lab and police say it tested positive for a male DNA profile matching Hirayama’s known profile.

Police say detectives are looking for any other possible victims.

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