Chiropractor gets eight years for assaulting patients

Published: 2011-10-26 10:11:36
Author: Joy Juedes

A 61-year-old chiropractor was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for sexually assaulting female patients.
Stuart Greenwood was convicted in June of two felony counts of sexual penetration by fraudulent representation, three felony counts of sexual battery under unlawful restraint and three misdemeanor counts of sexual battery.

Prosecutors said Greenwood molested as many as 67 women, ranging from their 20s to their 60s, who came to his Indio office seeking treatment for back, shoulder and neck problems.

The assaults, which happened between February 2005 and November 2008, were under the guise of providing a gynecological examination after telling them a yeast infection was the source of their pain.

Greenwood's wife and a few former patients attended the sentencing.

One woman told Riverside Superior Court Judge Graham A. Cribbs that Greenwood violated her trust and respect for medical professionals.

“We never expected him to hurt us, violate us, betray us,” the woman said. “It makes me more cautious when I meet a doctor for the first time. I'm never alone with a male doctor.”