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Minnesota chiropractor pleads guilty to raping client, gets 4 years

Posted by Medical Sex Abuse on: October 20th, 2014

 

Minnesota chiropractor Paul D. Thompson pled guilty to raping one of the former clients. As part of a plea deal with prosecutors, Thompson will spend the next 4 years in prison, with 15 years of post-prison probation and supervision and he will have to register as a sex offender for at least 10 years. Before this incident, Mr. Thompson was twice put on probation by the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners for inappropriately touching a female client and a female employee.Chiropractor Paul D Thompson gets four years in prison for sex abuse of patient.

Because of this case, State Senator John Marty, DFL-Roseville, called for the resignation of the board’s executive director, Larry Spicer.

During court proceedings, an assistant county attorney read a letter from the victim’s sister, which expressed the severe pain and suffering that came from the sex abuse. The victim suffered from severe depression and post-traumatic stress disorder  and had to be hospitalized twice.

In addition to registering as a sex offender, Thompson will also have to pay $9,415 in restitution.

 

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Star Tribune – Chao Xiong 10/20/20114

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Utah chiropractor charged with sexual assault on patient

Posted by Medical Sex Abuse on: October 4th, 2014

Michael W. Wimmer, a chiropractor at Wimmer Chiropractic Center in Ogden, Utah, was arrested and charged with second degree forcible sexual abuse for groping one of his female patients. A police investigation later determined that the Department of Professional Licensing (DOPL) had 7 prior complaints of  sexual abuse by Wimmer, but none were as egregious as what he has since been charged with.

Wimmer was charged with second-degree felony forcible sexual assault stemming from an incident in June when he allegedly groped the woman’s breast and buttocks during an appointment at his chiropractic office.

Utah Chiropractor Michael Wimmer charged with sexual assault of client

DOPL records show that Wimmer had pleaded “no contest” in November 1994  to a lewdness misdemeanor involving a patient. Wimmer’s license was revoked in October 2006 when it was discovered he acted inappropriately with another female patient. The DOPL reinstated Wimmer’s license after he underwent 3 years of probation. One of the terms of Wimmer’s probation was that he undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation. In October 2009, having met the probationary terms, his license was formally reinstated.

Because of the number of previous incidents and allegations, detectives are concerned there could be more potential victims. Anyone who may have been sexually abused by this chiropractor or have any further information should call Ogden detectives at 801-395-8221.

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The Salt Lake Tribune – Bob Mims 10/10/2014

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