Chiropractor arrested on suspicion of secretly photographing patients

A chiropractor is being investigated amid allegations that he secretly took inappropriate photographs of female patients during treatment, police revealed Wednesday.

The man, aged 47, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of causing alarm, harassment or distress to a patient at a local medical practice.

The arrest follows an investigation into a complaint from a woman who had obtained chiropractic services from the doctor, and suspected that he had taken unauthorized photos of her during her treatment, according to a police statement.

“The investigation into the complaint uncovered pictures of another woman or women who appear to be patients. The subjects in the photo do not appear to be aware that a photograph is being taken.”

The man is now on police bail.

The Council of Professions Allied with Medicine, which regulates the chiropractic profession in the Cayman Islands, has been notified of the case, police said.

Anyone who may have information of relevance to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Emma Twydell at 936-1161. Anonymous tips can be provided via Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS).