An aerial view of Stevens Chiropractic in South Abington Township.
Chiropractor Charged With Sexually Assaulting Client
A South Abington Township chiropractor has been arrested for allegedly exposing himself and touching a client inappropriately. According to police, 51-year-old John Stevens demanded oral sex from a client in March, held her down, and refused to let her leave an examination room at his office, Stevens Chiropractic. The female victim came to his offices in South Abington Township with back pain. Police say that the two were the only people in the building when the alleged assault occurred.
The police say that Stevens took the victim’s phone away and refused to return it, touched her inappropriately, and told her that she could not leave until she gave him a massage. The victim immediately went to a hospital after leaving Stevens Chiropractic and medical staff gathered DNA from the victim.
Investigators gathered forensic evidence from the incident, which led to Stevens’ arrest on Monday, November 26. He has been charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, unlawful restraint, and simple assault. He is free on $50,000 unsecured bail.
The Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office is investigating to determine if there are other victims. Anyone with information or who has been a victim themselves has been encouraged to contact the DA.