Chiropractor Sexually Assaulted Patient: DA

The chiropractor was charged with sexual penetration of a foreign object and sexual battery by fraud, officials say

Police are hoping more victims will come forward after a Southern California chiropractor was charged with sexually assaulting one of his patients during an office visit.

Nosrat Ghodousi, 59, of Encino, has been a practicing chiropractor in the San Fernando Valley area for 24 years. He is accused of fondling and sexually assaulting a female patient in December 2013 during what was supposed to be a regular exam at his Van Nuys office, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Ghodousi was charged with one count of sexual penetration with a foreign object and sexual battery by fraud, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Monday.

LAPD detectives are asking for the public's help in finding other women who may have been victims of Ghodousi.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes is encouraged to contact Detective Maria Mendoza at Van Nuys Division, Sexual Assault Detail at 818-374-0040 or email

Ghodousi's arraignment on Tuesday was postponed until March 24. If convicted, he faces up to nine years in prison.

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