Police investigate more complaints against chiropractor

Police are investigating fresh complaints in connection with a chiropractor accused of taking inappropriate pictures of his patients.

The 47-year-old, who has not yet been named by law enforcement, has not been officially charged and is apparently free to continue to practice.

He was arrested and bailed last week on suspicion of causing alarm, harassment or distress to a patient at a local medical practice following an investigation into a complaint from a female patient who believed he had taken unauthorized and inappropriate pictures of her during treatment. Since police revealed the arrest last week, officers have received several more complaints which are now also under investigation, a police spokeswoman said.

Asked what precautionary measures were in place to protect patients, she said “certain conditions” had been attached to his bail. She said police did not have the power to suspend the license of a medical professional and had alerted the Council for Professions Allied with Medicine.

“We have received no information from CPAM regarding any changes to the license of the doctor in question and also eagerly await news in that regard,” she said.

The Cayman Compass has been seeking comment from the Council for Professions Allied with Medicine on what action it is taking since news of the allegations emerged.

Council chairman Clement Von Kirchenheim said last week that the council was deliberating on the matter and would make a comment shortly. He has not responded to further emails on the matter this week.