A 61-year-old Coachella Valley chiropractor is scheduled to be sentenced Friday for sexually assaulting female patients while pretending to be conducting legitimate examinations.
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 misdemeanors counts of sexual battery.
Greenwood faces up to several years in prison.
His attorney is expected to request probation.
Prosecutors said Greenwood molested the women — who came to his Indio office seeking treatment for back, shoulder and neck problems — under the guise of providing a gynecological examination after telling them a yeast infection was the source of their pain.
Greenwood sexually assaulted the patients — who ranged in age from their 20s to their 60s — through touching and digital penetration between February 2005 and November 2008, according to the prosecution.
The convictions could mean that Greenwood will have his license stripped by the California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He was prohibited by Superior Court Judge Graham A. Cribbs from providing chiropractic services while awaiting sentencing.
Greenwood was arrested on Feb. 18, 2009, at his office at 81557 Doctor Carreon Blvd.
According to the California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Greenwood had moved his practice to 791158 Diane Drive in La Quinta and also has a practice in Apple Valley, at 10798 Nandina Road.