CATHEDRAL CITY (CBS) — An Indio chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting patients during appointments is still legally allowed to practice despite facing eight felony sexual assault charges.

Pretrial motions are set to begin on Thursday ahead of jury selection for Stuart Greenwood, 61, who is out of custody on $100,000 bail.

Greenwood is facing eight felony charges, including two counts of sexual penetration, and three counts each of sexual battery and sexual battery under unlawful restraint.

After his arrest on Feb. 18, 2009, at his office at 81557 Doctor Carreon Blvd. in Indio, Greenwood has since moved his practice to 791158 Diane Drive in La Quinta, according to the California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

He also has a practice in Apple Valley at 10798 Nandina Road, according to the state board’s online database.

While the chiropractor’s license remains valid, the accusations against him are noted on his file.

Defense attorney John Jimenez previously proclaimed his client’s innocence, saying, “It will become evident there has been no wrongdoing by my client.”

Greenwood is accused of sexually assaulting as many as six patients between June 2006, when a woman claimed he touched her inappropriately, to April 2008, when another woman alleged the chiropractor penetrated her with his finger, according to a declaration filed in support of an arrest warrant.

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Comments (19)
  1. Josh Franklin, MD says:

    Chiropractors are a joke to begin with, but this is ridiculous.

    1. Mike says:

      There are a few good ones out there. You just have to find them. Same with doctors, lawyers, accountants…

    2. alan hart says:

      Dr. Franklin,

      Don’t comment on what you don’t know. There are 12,000 Chiropractors in California and you are trying to wash all of them with one brush. The medical profession last year lost 18,000 patients to “Medical Error”. Chiropractors would have to go a long way to catch up to medicine. Compared to Chiropractors, your profession is the killing fields!

      1. hank backstrum says:

        12,000 people that couldn’t get into a decent medical school.

  2. Accused says:

    Due process- It in the constitution- learn it love it and follow it. The man is just accused.

  3. duh says:

    Yeah, it’d be nice to just put anyone you didn’t like immediately out of business with just an accusation, but, it don’t work that way… we’ll have to see what happens at a trial. Right now, he’s as innocent as his alleged victims.

    1. Touch Me Feel Me Tommmy says:

      He has daily, DIRECT access to people’s bodies. I think a little caution is in order. At a minimum, the accusation should be made know to patients.

  4. Phiilip says:

    If they call chiropractors “Doctor” why not plumbers too?

    1. alan hart says:

      Another moron heard from! Do you know what it takes to become a Chiropractor? Four years post graduate education and a year in clinical training. What type of training do you have?

      1. hank backstrum says:

        In which year do they train you how to fool people into thinking the profession does anything good?

        Manipulation? Yeah, manipulating money out of wallets.

  5. fernando says:

    that’s stupid, they go to college for 8 years (incl undergrad), plumbers are usually high school drop outs…there are bad people in all professions. How many corrupt lawyers are out there?

  6. alan hart says:

    First, this man is innocent until proven guilty. Second, there are 12,000 Chiropractors in California and very few are ever charged with a crime. Overall there are fewer bad apples in the Chiropractic profession as there are in the medical profession. However this is not a contest. If this man is found guilty, he will immediately have his license permanently revoked.

  7. alan hart says:

    Although, I must admit many Chiropractors like to play the charade that they are actually medical doctors.

    Why take your car to a licensed dealer when you can find a cheap, low budget alternative?

  8. hank backstrum says:

    Chiropractors = overpriced physical therapists

  9. alan hart says:

    P.S. I’m not wearing any pants. Who wants to party??

  10. Rick says:

    “Defense attorney John Jimenez previously proclaimed his client’s innocence, saying, “It will become evident there has been no wrongdoing by my client.”
    Hmmm, I wonder if Mr. Jimenez has agreed to accept payment through Greenwood’s services.

  11. Witness says:

    He’s guilty and they’ll prove it.

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