A 65-year-old chiropractor was charged today with sexually assaulting a patient in his Irvine office.
Dennis Scott Durbin of Costa Mesa, who was arrested Tuesday afternoon at his workplace, was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail, with arraignment expected late this morning.
The 28-year-old alleged victim first received chiropractic treatment for an injured knee a year ago, Deputy District Attorney Nicole Nicholson said.
When the woman returned to his office on July 19 of this year for further treatment of the knee, Durbin offered a massage as part of the therapy,
During an appointment with Durbin on Aug. 4 for massage therapy, Durbin allegedly sexually assaulted her, Nicholson said. Authorities declined to release details of the alleged assault.
Durbin shares the office with another chiropractor, but that’s their only connection. They use the office on alternating days, Irvine police Lt.
Julia Engen said.
Investigators suspect there may be other alleged victims.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Victoria Hurtado at 949-724-7194, or Supervising District Attorney Investigator Lou Gutierrez at 714-347-8794.