The workplace of Dr. Stephen Boyd on Main Street in Hamilton. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit stated the department was helping the chiropractic board and “we uncovered adequate evident to charge him criminally.”
Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser said the indictment against Boyd consists of crimes alleged against 8 victims. He said the victims were juveniles and young people in their late teens at the time of the alleged criminal offenses.
“This is not piggyback prosecution,” Gmoser said, describing the chiropractic board examination. “This is something we have undertaken and this is the result.”
The indictment says the supposed criminal offenses happened in between 1999 and 2017, with many in the 2000s. Boyd is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Butler County Common Pleas Court by Judge Charles Pater.
Bucheit stated there is a possibility of more victims stepping forward.
“Some of these accusations return years and some are more recent. They range from juveniles to grownups, males to women in these declared incidents.” Bucheit said. “We anticipate the list of victims to grow due to his arrest and we have actually set up a dedicated phone line to handle the high volume of calls and queries that we expect from previous clients.”
That number is 513-868-5811, ext. 1009.
Claims detailed in Ohio State Chiropractic Board and Hamilton authorities documents include that Boyd wrongly touched clients' genital areas, rubbed abdominal and thigh areas, took X-rays of genital locations and did other unsuitable touching.
Cops took a home computer, an iPhone, various X-rays from the past 30-plus years, a box of Polaroid photos, two containers of film, medical records for the declared victims and 5 electronic hard disks when serving the search warrant in October.
Boyd has requested a hearing with the state chiropractic board that is set up for Feb. 8, 2021.
Source: journal-news. com
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