Chiropractor’s License Still Valid After Felony Sexual Assault Charges

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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