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Kaysville chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting two patients

Sep 20, 2021, 6:46 PM | Updated: 9:39 pm

KAYSVILLE, Utah — A Kaysville chiropractor has been taken into custody after he was accused of sexually assaulting two patients.

Police said this is the second report of sexual assault that they’ve received about this particular chiropractor, and investigators are asking anyone with information to give them a call.

On Saturday, police arrested 55-year-old Kenneth Pierce on investigation of two counts of object rape — a first-degree felony.

The arrest was made after a woman told police that she was sexually assaulted during an appointment Friday evening at Right Now! Chiropractic.

Right Now Chiropractic in Davis County. (KSL-TV)

The woman told police that she was terrified during the after-hours massage because she was the only client there and that Pierce locked the door behind her.

In court documents, the police officer wrote that the woman was “so terrified that she prayed that she would make it out of there. She was worried that she did not want to make him mad.”

Police said they’re investigating a similar accusation against Pierce that was reported in May but was said to have occurred last summer.

Officials with the Kaysville Police Department are now asking for other potential victims to come forward.

“Sometimes, people don’t understand that they’re a victim or they’re just not ready to talk about it,” said Officer Lexi Benson with the KPD. “So, whenever people are ready, we’re here and we’re ready to talk to them about it and we want to help them.”

Kaysville police wrote in the probable cause statement that: “Kenneth [Pierce] is currently a practicing doctor in chiropractic and massage care, and he is a threat to society, as he may continue to victimize patients if released.”

Police said they’re also looking into whether a camera was installed in the massage room after the woman reported seeing one on the ceiling.

Police confirmed Monday that Pierce is still being held at the Davis County Jail.

Both the recent case and the one from last summer remain under investigation.

“If you have been a victim, or if you have further information, give us a call. We will have our victim advocate — her name’s Jennifer Winchester — speak with each of the victims and provide them with resources and make sure we handle this appropriately,” said Benson.

Winchester can be reached at 801-845-6408 or by email at jwinchester@kaysville.gov.

Anyone with additional information can also call the non-emergency line at 801-546-1131.

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Kaysville chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting two patients