An Elizabethtown chiropractic doctor detained in December on two sex offense felonies including minors who were patients has actually been indicted on the charges by a Hardin County grand jury.
Matthew J. Colasanti, 33, of Radcliff, was indicted on one count of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree sexual abuse of two ladies.
Colasanti, who runs Colasanti Chiropractic on Ring Road, was jailed Dec. 7 and released from the Hardin County Detention Center Dec. 11 on a $50,000 money bond.
According to an arrest citation, on Nov. 25, a juvenile woman relative of Colasanti informed Elizabethtown police he provided to offer her a back change and while she was lying face down on a table he supposedly began to fondle her and then raped her, according to an arrest citation.
The girl leapt off an examination table and ran into a restroom “up until another adult employee entered the office so she could leave,” the citation said.
Another reported victim, 16, was touched inappropriately during almost all of her visits while getting her back changed from last April through June, according to the citation. She had appointments when a week for 3 months and told cops Colasanti “wouldn't touch her when she was brought in the workplace by an adult.”
He was prosecuted for first-degree rape, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in jail, if founded guilty, while first-degree sexual assault is a Class D felony punishable by one to 5 years in jail, if convicted.
A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt but a decision that adequate evidence exists so the case needs to progress in the judicial system.