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 workplace 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 sufficient evident to charge him criminally.”

Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser stated the indictment against Boyd includes crimes alleged against 8 victims. He stated the victims were juveniles and young people in their late teenagers at the time of the alleged crimes.

“This is not piggyback prosecution,” Gmoser stated, referring to the chiropractic board investigation. “This is something we have undertaken and this is the result.”

The indictment says the alleged criminal activities happened in between 1999 and 2017, with the majority of in the 2000s. Boyd is arranged to be arraigned Tuesday in Butler County Common Pleas Court by Judge Charles Pater.

Bucheit said there is a possibility of more victims coming forward.

“Some of these accusations go back years and some are more recent. They range from juveniles to grownups, males to women in these alleged incidents.” Bucheit said. “We anticipate the list of victims to grow due to his arrest and we have set up a devoted phone line to manage the high volume of calls and queries that we anticipate from previous patients.”

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

Claims detailed in Ohio State Chiropractic Board and Hamilton cops files consist of that Boyd inappropriately touched patients' genital areas, massaged stomach and thigh areas, took X-rays of genital areas and did other unsuitable touching.

Police seized a desktop computer, an iPhone, many X-rays from the past 30-plus years, a box of Polaroid pictures, 2 cylinders of movie, medical records for the alleged victims and 5 electronic hard drives when serving the search warrant in October.

Boyd has asked for a hearing with the state chiropractic board that is arranged for Feb. 8, 2021.

Source: journal-news. com

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