An Elizabethtown chiropractor arrested in December on two sex offense felonies involving minors who were patients has 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 girls.
Colasanti, who operates Colasanti Chiropractic on Ring Road, was arrested Dec. 7 and released from the Hardin County Detention Center Dec. 11 on a $50,000 cash bond.
According to an arrest citation, on Nov. 25, a juvenile female relative of Colasanti told Elizabethtown police he offered to give her a back adjustment and while she was lying face down on a table he reportedly began to fondle her and then raped her, according to an arrest citation.
The girl jumped off an examination table and ran into a bathroom “until another adult employee came into 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 adjusted from last April through June, according to the citation. She had appointments once a week for three months and told police Colasanti “wouldn’t touch her when she was brought in the office by an adult.”
He was indicted for first-degree rape, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted, while first-degree sexual abuse is a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.
A grand jury indictment is not proof of guilt but a determination that enough evidence exists so the case should move forward in the judicial system.