“We will not be making a statement at this point,” said Boyd’s attorney Beth Collis of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP of Columbus.
A second registered attorney, Jeff Bowling of Hamilton, did not return calls or emails asking for comment. Boyd did not return a message he had left in his office for comment.
The first allegation to the board includes two incidents of improper touch in 1994. Boyd allegedly had the patient completely undressed and lay open on a table massaging the patient’s thighs, chest, abdomen and genitals until the patient was sexually aroused was. The patient also claims that Boyd’s pants zipper was “crooked”.
A second patient alleges that Boyd behaved sexually at least five times in his office or at home between July 22, 1989 and September 11, 1993, according to records filed with the state chiropractic agency. The second patient claims that Boyd instructed him to pull up his shirt and pull his pants and underwear down to his knees or ankles and lie face up. Boyd then allegedly massaged the patient’s lower abdomen and genitals until the patient was sexually aroused.
The third allegation, which was raised between March 2011 and April 2011, related to a minor child, according to the board of directors.
“While Patient C lay inappropriately and without chiropractic treatment on the adjustment table, you massaged Patient C with lotion without gloves near his genitals on either side, exposing his genitals while you massaged,” the board notes read .
The fourth claim made by a patient, submitted to the Chiropractic Authority, claims that Boyd touched his genitals twice between September 2014 and July 2017. Boyd directed the alleged victim to lie on the table and pull down his shorts and underwear, then send a message and touch the man’s genitals.
Hamilton police told Journal-News that detectives are conducting criminal investigations after alleged victims were reported in recent months. Police chief Craig Bucheit said police issued a search warrant in Boyd’s Main Street office on October 16.
“The Hamilton Police Department has investigated allegations that Dr. Stephen Charles Boyd has behaved sexually with numerous patients. During this investigation, Det. Barker questioned several subjects about inappropriate contacts that Dr. Stephen Boyd had them with them under the guise of a chiropractic or other medical procedure, ”wrote Detective Joe Barker on court documents.
One man told HPD that he was a patient between 2011 and 2014 and also worked briefly for Boyd. When the alleged victim was around 18 or 19 years old, Boyd treated him for back pain. The man said Boyd once instructed him to lie on his back on the treatment table and pull down his shorts and underwear.
“After (the man) followed instructions, Dr. Boyd allegedly massaged (the) stomach area and thighs of the man, and eventually touched and manipulated the (man’s) genitals,” Barker wrote in court documents.
One woman told Detectives that in 2010 and 2011, when she was 16 or 17, she went to Boyd for back pain treatment. The woman told Detectives that Boyd took X-rays of her and took her to a separate treatment room. Boyd directed her to lie down on the treatment table, put his hands through her shorts, and touch and massage her vaginal area, the woman told Detectives.
Another alleged victim told police he was a patient of Boyd between 2011 and 2012. The man said he went to Boyd for an exam when he was 16 to take part in athletics. Boyd told him to put on a dress, take x-rays, pull down the man’s shorts and underwear and, according to court documents, place his hands on the alleged victim’s penis for about two minutes.
The last alleged victim interviewed by the detective said he was treated by Boyd between 2008 and 2012, between the ages of 14 and 18. Boyd asked the alleged male victim three times to come to the office after hours.
The victim said Boyd once told him to take off his shorts and underwear and lie down on the treatment table. Boyd massaged the teen’s knee, then moved the leg up to the thigh and genitals until the victim was reportedly sexually aroused.
The detective questioned former Boyd employees who said the doctor had taken x-rays of the patients’ genitals, according to an affidavit for a search warrant.
“Several employees have indicated that Dr. Boyd regularly has patients changed into very thin robes in order to take x-rays of the patients. Staff have indicated that these x-rays often show the outline of the patient’s genitals and that there were no specific items / tools used to shield or prevent the genitals from appearing on the x-rays, ”Baker wrote in the court document.
The detective said a former employee suggested that Boyd deliberately lowered the machine to include the genitals in the X-ray.
The police confiscated a desktop computer, an iPhone, numerous X-rays from the past 30 years, a box of Polaroid photos, two film canisters, medical files for the alleged victims and five electronic hard drives.
Butler County Attorney Michael Gmoser said he was aware of the criminal investigation.
“What was seized by the police in the search warrant must be assessed, analyzed, and we will then work towards considering a presentation to a grand jury if we judge that a crime may have been committed,” Gmoser told The Journal -News .