A New Jersey executive voted to return a convicted sex offender’s chiropractic license, but Attorney General officials challenge the move.
The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners should overturn its decision to allow Bryan K. Bajakian to practice again in the state, according to a motion filed Wednesday by Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.
“There is no way that a dangerous, convicted sexual predator child will ever be allowed to work as a health care provider in our state, and there is no way that a decision to re-license such a person as a chiropractor will ever be made in secret. without the input of his victims or my office, ”Grewal said in a rare statement in which he questioned the decision of an independent New Jersey licensing committee. “We will do everything we can to prevent Megan’s offender and others from returning to the practice,” added Grewal.
Bajakian’s licensing status was listed as “Reinstatement Pending” on the board’s website Wednesday night. An email and a message on the board were not returned immediately.
Bajakian, 61, previously practiced in Paramus, officials said.
He was accused in 2005 of trying to lure a child into a vehicle for, among other things, sex. This emerges from a document that earlier this year the board had ordered him not to see any patients under the age of 18 without supervision.
The board temporarily suspended his license three years later and revoked it in 2010.
Bajakian was convicted of seduction and firearms charges, according to court and prison records. The board found that he had attempted to meet children online for sex, retained child pornography and continued to see patients under the age of 18 unsupervised, following the decision to revoke his license.
He is also “implicated in sexual misconduct against an underage patient” and is on life probation, according to Grewal’s office. Bajakian was arrested again in 2016 on a new bait charge and released from correctional facilities in the southern state in 2017.
Bajakian is also listed as a Registered Sex Offender in Florida.
While the board rejected Bajakian’s request to reinstate his license in 2018, they unanimously voted to return his license to him on October 24, 2019, Grewal said.
The decision was based on a flawed psychosexual rating that Bajakian approved for practice, according to Grewal’s office.
It was not immediately clear when the full reinstatement of Bajakian’s license was planned or when the board could consider Grewal’s request for re-examination.
Bajakian could not be reached for comment. A message with a number for one of Bajakian’s relatives was not immediately returned and could not be reached at other numbers listed in public records.
Going forward, new rules will ensure that victims and Grewal’s office are notified when a board is considering reinstating certain licenses. This emerges from a press release.
NJ Advance Media’s author Karin Price Mueller contributed to this report.
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