Prosecutor: Indictment of Hamilton chiropractor involves alleged crimes against 8 teens or young adults – Hamilton Journal News

10December 2020

The office of Dr. Stephen Boyd on Main Street in Hamilton. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

The office of Dr. Stephen Boyd on Main Street in Hamilton. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit said the department was assisting the chiropractic board and “we discovered adequate evident to charge him criminally.”

Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser stated the indictment against Boyd includes criminal offenses declared versus 8 victims. He stated the victims were juveniles and young people in their late teens at the time of the supposed criminal activities.

“This is not piggyback prosecution,” Gmoser said, describing the chiropractic board examination. “This is something we have actually carried out and this is the result.”

The indictment says the alleged crimes happened in between 1999 and 2017, with a lot of in the 2000s. Boyd is arranged 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 decades and some are more current. They vary from juveniles to adults, males to women in these alleged occurrences.” 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 get out of previous clients.”

That number is 513-868-5811, ext. 1009.

Claims detailed in Ohio State Chiropractic Board and Hamilton authorities files include that Boyd wrongly touched patients' genital locations, massaged abdominal and thigh locations, took X-rays of genital areas and did other improper touching.

Cops seized a desktop, an iPhone, many X-rays from the past 30-plus years, a box of Polaroid images, two containers of film, medical records for the declared victims and 5 electronic hard disk drives 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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