A third grievance has been submitted towards a Westcliffe chiropractor accused of unlawful sexual contact with his people.
Dr. Luis Marquez, 77, formally was billed Tuesday in Custer County District Court with three counts of unlawful sexual contact, each a Class 4 felony. His license was suspended immediately after he was arrested on suspicion of unlawful sexual get in touch with in February.
In accordance to an arrest affidavit penned by Custer County Sheriff’s Sgt. Miles De Young, this is an ongoing case with several victims coming ahead.
The most recent grievance filed March 8 claims that a feminine client experienced found Marquez for hip agony in December 2020. The victim told authorities that immediately after getting viewed chiropractors off and on for the past 40 years, the visit with Marquez was “very different” when compared to other these types of visits. During a take a look at, the dialogue shifted to “having a boob job” and Marquez allegedly inquiring if he could touch her breast.
One more time, in accordance to the affidavit, he allegedly asked her to stand bare in front of him so that he could “see in which her shoulders had been.”
“She mentioned that the previous straw was when he was supplying her a tummy therapeutic massage when she was laying on her back again, she could not remember exactly what he was he performing, ‘but he touched me,’” the affidavit states.
Throughout the very first session, Marquez allegedly informed her to undress and place on a gown, telling her, “I won’t do nearly anything that you do not want me to.”
The initially alleged incident with a various affected person transpired in July 2020. On the second check out, Marquez allegedly pulled her underwear down when she was laying on her belly and rubbed her buttocks. He then advised her that her “ribs were being out of spot,” and he was going to put them back in location. He had her get rid of her bra at which time he allegedly commenced rubbing her breasts.
The affected person advised legislation enforcement that the way he allegedly touched her was the way one particular would contact an intimate companion, but this in no way was consensual. She claimed soon after the incident, she investigated the code of ethics for chiropractors, which states that clients are supposed to continue to be clothed, but Marquez consistently had patients undress to their underwear and set on a robe.
For the duration of his investigation, De Younger said he identified identical behavior toward other girls, including a single from 2006 and another in 2021.
“Dr. Marquez tries to get women to undress and get into a compact robe that is open up in the again,” he wrote in the affidavit. “He prefers ‘skin to skin’ get hold of since that is how he was trained.”
A 2nd affected individual reported inappropriate behavior that took location in July 2021. Marquez allegedly informed her to undress and set on a robe so that he could see her backbone. He allegedly also fondled her breasts and pulled her gown down to expose her breasts.
As component of the investigation, the Department of Regional Affairs has suspended Marquez’ license to exercise and hearings are scheduled in the long run to think about the permanent position of his license. The day of Marquez’s preliminary hearing will be set during an look on May 10.
Anyone with additional information in regard to this scenario or who would like to discuss with a deputy may contact the Custer County Sheriff’s Office environment at 719-783-2270.