McKinney Chiropractor Arrested on Additional Sexual Assault Charges

Police say new charges involve adult victims

By Ellen Goldberg
|  Thursday, Dec 8, 2011  |  Updated 9:25 AM CDT
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A McKinney chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting two teenage girls is arrested on two additional charges involving adults.

Ellen Goldberg, NBC 5 News

A McKinney chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting two teenage girls is arrested on two additional charges involving adults.

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A McKinney chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting two teenage girls was arrested on additional charges Wednesday afternoon.

Dr. David Russell is accused of sexually assaulting of two teenagers while treating them for groin injuries at his clinic. He was arrested on aggravated sexual assault charges in October.

McKinney police said Russell was arrested on suspicion of two counts of sexual assault, a second-degree felony. Police said the two victims are both adults but refused to elaborate beyond that.

"I know it's details people want to hear right now, but the warrants have been sealed and the investigation is ongoing," Deputy Chief Scott Brewer said. "It would be inappropriate to speak to those details."

Police said the new cases were reported on Nov. 8 and Nov. 10, more than a week after Russell was first arrested on suspicion of molesting two teenage patients he met while volunteering at Taylor Dance Center.

"It seems like the McKinney police certainly have it out for him," said Russell's attorney, Todd Shapiro. "I personally believe that they are trying to cover up some mistakes they made in the past by continuing to re-arrest this man and harass him."

Shapiro said he reached an agreement with McKinney police that Russell would turn himself in Wednesday afternoon on the two new charges.

Instead, police ambushed him, arresting him for a third time, Shapiro said.

"They made it very clear they are going to operate on their timetable -- which they have a right to do -- and we are going to operate on ours, and one of these days, we'll have an opportunity to defend ourselves in court," Shapiro said.

McKinney police re-arrested Russell at the construction site of the new dance studio he's building with his girlfriend, Suzan Taylor, at about 3:30 p.m.

Taylor is the owner of Taylor Dance Center.

Dr. David RussellRussell was out on bond less than three hours after he was booked into the Collin County jail.

Shapiro, posted Russell's $50,000 bond just after 6 p.m. The embattled chiropractor didn't answer any questions as he walked out of the jail with his attorney by his side.

McKinney police said they continue to chase down leads in the case. They said additional arrests could be possible.

"We will continue to follow up on every single lead and every one that points to probable cause, we will take that swift action," Brewer said.

NBC 5's Randy McIlwain contributed to this report.


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