Chiropractor charged with indecent assault

The Law Courts Building in downtown George Town.

A George Town chiropractor accused of taking unauthorized photographs of his female patients during treatment was charged Wednesday with 18 counts alleging indecent assault and insulting behavior offenses.

Jemal Khan, 47, was due to appear in court Thursday morning. He was arrested June 7 on suspicion of misconduct with patients at his practice in Pasadora Place.

The charges include 10 counts of indecent assault on a woman, contrary to section 132 of the Penal Code. A further eight charges allege “insulting behavior” contrary to section 88B of the Penal Code.

Insulting behavior, also known as causing harassment, alarm or distress, is defined in the law as “using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior or disorderly behavior … within the hearing or sight of the person likely to be caused harassment or distress.” The offense carries a three-year sentence upon conviction or a four-year sentence if the offense is committed at night.

The charges relate to cases involving female patients who visited the chiropractor’s office.

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The arrest came after a police investigation into a complaint from a woman who obtained chiropractic services from Khan. She told police she suspected he had taken unauthorized photos of her during her treatment. In June, police said their investigation discovered pictures of other women who appeared to be patients. Police said the women in the images did not appear to be aware they were being photographed.

Police said the Cayman Islands Council of Professions Allied with Medicine, which regulates the local chiropractic profession, has been informed of the case.

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