McKinney Chiropractor Sentenced in Sexual Misconduct Trial

Russell sentenced to 23 years in prison

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    A McKinney chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting several of his patients has been found guilty of charges related to four victims.

    A McKinney chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting several of his patients has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.

     

    A Collin County jury deliberated for about five hours Wednesday before sentencing Dr. David Russell to 15 years for a charge of sexual assault of a child, 12 years for indecency with a child, 10 years each for two sexual assault charges and eight years for another indecency charge.

    Jurors in Russell Told to Pack a Bag

    [DFW] Jurors in Russell Told to Pack a Bag
    The judge in Dr. David Russell's sexual misconduct trial told jurors to "pack a bag" in preparation for deliberations.

    The sentences of up to 15 years would be served concurrently, except for an eight-year sentence for indecency with a child, which will be served upon completion of the 15-year sentence.

    He had faced up to life in prison after being convicted Tuesday of sexual assault, sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child.

    Jury to Deliberate Chiropractor Charges on Tuesday

    [DFW] Jury to Deliberate Chiropractor Charges on Tuesday
    A Collin County jury will begin deliberation Tuesday morning on sexual assault charges against a McKinney chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting several of his patients.

    Russell was found guilty on charges involving four victims. He was convicted of sexual assault of a child and indecency with the same child. He was also convicted of another indecency charge related to another child and two sexual assaults of adults.

    He was found not guilty on the other charges.

    Russell faced up to 12 counts of sexual misconduct related to five female patients, four of them teenagers, between 2002 and 2011.

    Aggravated sexual assault of a child was the most serious charge, but the jury could consider a charge of indecency with a child by contact if there was not sufficient evidence to support the other charge.

    The judge last week tossed out one count of indecency with a child because of insufficient evidence.

    Russell did not testify during the trial.

    The jury began deliberating Tuesday at about 8:30 a.m. and finished at about 11:20 p.m. During their deliberation, the jurors came back and asked a couple of questions related to victim testimony, NBC 5's Randy McIlwain reported Tuesday afternoon.

    After the verdicts were announced, members of Russell's family appeared visibly shaken, NBC 5's Ray Villeda reported. Sobs from victims seated on the other side of the courtroom could be heard.

    NBC 5's Randy McIlwain and Ray Villeda contributed to this report.