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Trial date set for Federal Way chiropractor accused of sexual misconduct

Greg Summers, the former owner of Summers Chiropractic and Massage accused of sexual misconduct by former patients, is set to face a jury on Jan. 8, 2014.

He was released from King County jail earlier this month after serving time for a failure to appear citation.

According to documents from King County Superior Court, Summers missed a court date on Sept. 23, and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest the same day. Summers was released from jail on Dec. 5 on his own recognizance.

Allegations first arose against Summers in 2010, when a former patient alleged Summers touched her breasts during a chiropractic treatment session.

Other patients came forward shortly after the first complaint was made public, alleging they were on the receiving end of similar behavior from Summers, including an “intra-vaginal massage” and an allegation that Summers “offered himself as a sexual teaching tool.” If convicted of the charges, Summers would be required to register as a sex offender, according to state law.

“We believe that the charges will be dismissed as groundless,” according to a statement released in November of 2012, by Robert Zielke, attorney for Summers. “Dr. Summers denies the allegations as baseless. Anyone can file a complaint against a doctor even when the complaint is not accurate or not actionable. Here, the charges were issued without the (Department of Health) having heard Dr. Summers’ testimony and without his opportunity to present contradictory evidence.”

 

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