John Michals, a licensed chiropractor, was arrested last week on allegations of sexual battery, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department confirmed Tuesday.
Michals faces a misdemeanor charge, according to Sgt. Daniel Deese with the San Diego County Sheriff’s San Marcos station.
In March, a woman in her mid-30s told deputies she was touched inappropriately during an appointment with Dr. Michals.
“Stuff that wouldn’t normally be classified during a chiropractic exam,” Deese said.
In late April, they secured an arrest warrant. On April 25, Michals was arrested at his private practice on East San Marcos Boulevard, north of State Route 78.
However, deputies said Michals also practiced at North County Health Services at 150 Valpreda Street.
The incidents took place at the North County Health Services location, Deese said.
Since Michals’ arrest, more allegations have been made by other people, according to deputies.
Michals was currently out on bail. Deese did not know if there were any restrictions to him practicing while out on bail.
On Tuesday, May 9, James Boyd, Defense Attorney for Michals sent NBC 7 a statement, which read, "Mr. Michals maintains his innocence. He is adamant that he has done nothing wrong or inappropriate.”
Investigators anyone with information on this case, or additional cases of sexual battery, can contact Det. Tingley at the San Marcos Sheriff's Station at 760-510-5200.
No other information was available.
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