Sac Co. chiropractor arrested on several sexual assault charges

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A Sacramento County chiropractor faces multiple sexual assault charges after he was accused of forcing himself on a woman several months ago, authorities said. Researchers are now asking for help with the investigation. Michael Ruiz, 55, was arrested Sunday, Sacramento police said in a release on Tuesday. Court documents from Sacramento County show that the attack took place on March 18. According to authorities, Ruiz has worked as a chiropractor in several locations in Sacramento County. It is not clear whether the victim was a customer. However, one of the charges against him is that he did these sexual acts on the pretext that it was part of his job. Ruiz still holds a valid license, according to the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners website. The California Department of Consumer Affairs said in a statement to KCRA 3 on behalf of the board that they “are aware of the matter and are investigating it.” “Consumer protection is the Council’s top priority. Consumers with concerns or complaints are encouraged to contact the Council and file a complaint for investigation,” the California Department of Consumer Affairs said. Julie Bornhoeft, Chief Strategy Officer at the WEAVE Rape Crisis Center in Sacramento County, told KCRA 3 that she has handled many cases where the perpetrator is in a position of power, making the attack even more traumatizing because there is often a trusting and professional relationship. over there. Bornhoeft also said it is possible that there will be more victims. “There is a possibility that someone was ashamed, afraid that they would not be believed,” Bornhoeft said. “It’s not uncommon to question that maybe what happened wasn’t sexual assault, and so when a case like this comes up there may very well be others who say, ‘Oh, that happened to me too,'” said Bornhoeft. Bornhoeft added that some victims may feel uncomfortable going to the police, so she encouraged them to seek out organizations such as WEAVE, which stands for, “If we all act, violence ends.” Bornhoeft said they have a 24-hour support line available at 916-920-2952. Any community member with information is urged to contact the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Sexual and Elder Abuse Bureau at 916-874-5070 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916 -443 HELP. Sacramento County. He was released on $170,000 bail the next day, authorities said. Ruiz appeared in court on Wednesday to face charges. This is a story in development, stay tuned to KCRA 3 for the latest news.

A Sacramento County chiropractor faces multiple sexual assault charges after he was accused of forcing himself on a woman several months ago, authorities said. Detectives are now asking for help with the investigation.

Michael Ruiz, 55, was arrested Sunday, Sacramento police said in a release on Tuesday. Court documents from Sacramento County show that the attack took place on March 18.

Authorities said Ruiz has worked as a chiropractor in several locations in Sacramento County. It is not clear whether the victim was a customer. However, one of the charges against him alleges that he did these sexual acts on the pretext that it was part of his job.

Ruiz still holds a valid license, according to the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners website. The California Department of Consumer Affairs said in a statement to KCRA 3 on behalf of the board that they “are aware of the matter and are investigating it.”

“Consumer protection is the Council’s top priority. Consumers with concerns or complaints are encouraged to contact the Council and file a complaint for investigation,” the California Department of Consumer Affairs said.

Julie Bornhoeft, Chief Strategy Officer at the WEAVE Rape Crisis Center in Sacramento County, told KCRA 3 that she has handled many cases where the perpetrator is in a position of power, making the attack even more traumatizing because there is often a trusting and professional relationship. over there. Bornhoeft also said it is possible that there will be more victims.

“There is a possibility that someone was ashamed, afraid that they would not be believed,” Bornhoeft said. “It’s not uncommon to question that maybe what happened wasn’t sexual assault, and so when a case like this comes up there may very well be others who say, ‘Oh, that happened to me too,'” said Bornhoeft.

Bornhoeft added that some victims may feel uncomfortable going to the police, so she encouraged them to seek out organizations such as WEAVE, which stands for, “If we all act, violence ends.” Bornhoeft said they have a 24-hour support line available at 916-920-2952.

Any community member with information is urged to contact the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Sexual and Elder Abuse Bureau at 916-874-5070 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-HELP.

Ruiz was incarcerated in the Sacramento County Penitentiary. He was released on $170,000 bail the next day, authorities said. Ruiz appeared in court on Wednesday for an arraignment.

This is a story in development, stay tuned to KCRA 3 for the latest news.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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