Philly Chiropractor Accused of Sex Assault to Stand Trial

Northeast Philly chiropractor digitally penetrated a 69-year-old patient, the alleged victim testified at the preliminary hearing

UPDATE: Walcott was exonerated on sex assault charges.


A Northeast Philadelphia chiropractor has been ordered to stand trial on felony charges after he allegedly penetrated a 69-year-old patient with his fingers while giving her a massage, the District Attorney says.

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Chiropractor Christopher Walcott, 43, was arrested in Septmeber on charges of aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and simple assault.

The female patient told authorities that Walcott digitally penetrated her during a massage. No one else was in Walcott’s office at the time of the massage, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

In the preliminary hearing the woman testified that when she protested to Walcott’s alleged “massage,” the chiropractor told her he’d done the same thing to three other patients who asked him to do it, reports the Daily News.

"He said, 'What can I do to make this up to you? Do you want free massages?' " the woman testified, according to the Daily News.

"I said, 'I'm out of here,' " said the woman.

According to his website, Advanced Wellness Center of PA, Walcott opened his center in 2000 and "the personalized and focused care and exceptional results seen in patients treated by Dr. Walcott has been recognized by local and national media."

A video of Walcott demonstrating a do-it-yourself headache remedy is also on his website.

When the first report came in September, the District Attorney voiced concern that there may be more victims and encouraged anyone with information to contact the Philadelphia Police Department at 215.685.3251.

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