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Therapist charged with sexual battery
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More possible victims and witnesses have come forward regarding a Covington physical therapist who was arrested after allegedly inappropriately touching a female employee, according to the Covington Police Department.

David Momah, 47, of Loganville was arrested at his clinic and charged with sexual battery and false imprisonment on Feb. 7.

According to police, the incident occurred at Abbanna Health and Rehab Services, a physical therapy pain management outpatient clinic owned by Momah since 2006 that employed about four people, on Feb. 4. The female employee reported the incident to police later that evening.

 "We feel like we have a good case," said Lt. Wendell Wagstaff, public information officer for the Covington Police Department. "She did have some evidence that would point to some kind of assault."

The 19-year-old victim had been employed at Abbanna for about three weeks and was in training to become a physical therapy aide, according to Momah. He claimed he had not been alone with her that day.

Momah said she was about to be fired for not having produced documents proving she had her high school diploma.

"She came here to lie to me to get a job. She couldn't maintain the job because she couldn't qualify it," he said. "It's sad, to abuse somebody to destroy their reputation."

Momah bonded out after being arrested and interviewed by police and is currently seeing patients at the Abbanna clinic.

He said he's licensed to practice physical therapy in Georgia and received his medical degree from the American International School of Medicine in Guyana, South America. He previously had a clinic in New York for physical therapy and pain management from 1995 to 2005.

Police department spokesperson Det. Daniel Seals said since the arrest, multiple people had come forward as additional witnesses and victims. He said they were not associates of the first victim.

"We are currently interviewing the witnesses. We'd be very willing to interview any more that would have information," he said. "It takes a lot of strength for any victim to come forth to tell about crimes such as these. We applaud them for doing so."

Anyone with further information can contact the Covington Police Department at 770-786-7605.