Indictment provides more details about sex crime allegations against Hamilton chiropractor

A Hamilton doctor who has been investigated by a professional board for months and is now facing 26 sex-related charges will be arraigned this morning.

Longtime Hamilton chiropractor Dr. Stephen Boyd was arrested Wednesday by Hamilton Police the same day a Butler County grand jury returned a 26-count indictment against him for allegedly inappropriately touched patients and engaged in misconduct.

The indictment accuses the 57-year-old of committing sex-related crimes for decades.

Boyd is charged with 12 counts of gross sexual imposition, seven counts of sexual battery, four counts of rape, two counts of attempted sexual battery and one count of attempted rape.

The rape crimes are alleged to have occurred between June 2010 to December 2014 and between November 2002 to November 2006. The oldest crime of gross sexual imposition is alleged to have occurred between November 1998 and October 1999.

Two counts of gross sexual imposition are alleged to have happened between March 2012 and July 2017, according to the indictment.

Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser said the victims were juveniles and young adults in their late teens at the time of the alleged crimes.

The Ohio State Chiropractic Board sent Boyd a letter on Feb. 20 notifying him of sexual misconduct allegations by two patients dating back to 1989 and the early 1990s. Two more patients with allegations as late as 2012 were added to the complaint in June.

The four complaints filed with the state chiropractic board allege Boyd touched patients in sexual ways during times he was supposedly providing them with treatment, according to documents obtained by the Journal-News.

Boyd has requested a hearing with the state chiropractic board that is scheduled for Feb. 8, 2021. On Thursday, a board representative confirmed the hearing is still scheduled for next year.

Police said in October they were also investigating claims against Boyd by four patients and served a search warrant at his office in October.

Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit said the department was assisting the chiropractic board and “we uncovered sufficient evidence to charge him criminally.”

Bucheit said there is a possibility of more victims coming forward, and the department has set up a phone line specifically for inquiries from former patients. That number is 513-868-5811, ext. 1009.

Police seized a desktop computer, an iPhone, numerous X-rays from the past 30-plus years, a box of Polaroid photos, two canisters of film, medical records for the alleged victims and five electronic hard drives when serving the search warrant in October at Boyd’s Main Street office.

About the Author