Snohomish chiropractor charged with sexual misconduct in his clinic

The Washington chiropractor is faced with 6 indecent freedoms

A chiropractor in Washington state faces six cases of indecent liberties.

Half a dozen former patients have accused a Snohomish chiropractor of sexual misconduct at his clinic, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives suspect that Dr. Ken Parker practiced despite a suspended license, the sheriff’s office said on Monday.

Police arrested Parker, 61, last week for investigating indecent freedoms by a health professional, The Daily Herald reported. He remained in jail on Tuesday on bail for $ 250,000, according to prison records. It wasn’t immediately known whether he had a lawyer.

Marysville-based Parker has been a chiropractor since 2001. The Department of Health suspended its license in 2019 when three women reported that Parker “inappropriately” touched their breasts during their 2016-2018 clinic visits.

No criminal charges were filed at this point.

Parker signed an order in January admitting allegations of unprofessional behavior and agreeing to stop the practice for at least nine months.

But the sheriff’s office says that a woman’s insurance this year referred her to a chiropractic clinic where she was treated by Parker rather than the doctor she was referred to.

The woman then called the police and said the doctor had touched her breasts several times.

According to a court report by a Snohomish detective, “Parker offered no explanation as to why he was conducting the investigation in place of Dr. Kossian.” He denied certain specific allegations but agreed that his technique put his hands close to the woman’s breasts, the report said.

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