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Temecula Chiropractor Pleads Not Guilty in Sexual Assault Case

Dr. Jeffrey Richard Marrs, 46, is charged with five counts of sexual battery and one count of sexual penetration with a foreign object.

A chiropractor who has offices in Temecula and Hemet and is accused of sexually assaulting at least two of his patients pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges.

Dr. Jeffrey Richard Marrs, 46, is charged with five counts of sexual battery and one count of sexual penetration with a foreign object. He entered his plea at his arraignment at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta and is due back in court Feb. 11 for a felony settlement conference. He is free on a $500,000 bond.

Marrs was arrested in November at his Hemet office, Lifestyle Chiropractic & Wellness, 2091 W. Florida Ave. Hemet police Lt. Duane Wisehart said detectives received reports of alleged illegal activity at the doctor's office the previous month and initiated an investigation.

"The offenses were reported to have occurred at Dr. Marrs' place of business, and there is more than one victim," Wisehart said. "It is believed there may be other victims of Dr. Marrs' criminal activity."

Marrs' Temecula office is located at 41593 Winchester Road, according to the website for his business; however it is not known whether investigators suspect any of the alleged incidents may have involved Temecula-area patients.

—City News Service and Maggie Avants contributed to this report.

Theotis January 17, 2013 at 03:31 AM
Was Gandhi his penetration victim?
wolfcreek January 18, 2013 at 03:34 AM
I thought Chiropractic “Doctors” were allowed to do colon cleansings
Net January 18, 2013 at 06:29 PM
Wolfcreek: was he giving out free coffee enemas?
wolfcreek January 18, 2013 at 08:22 PM
O-Really, giving out or putting in??
Net January 18, 2013 at 09:46 PM
Who know!?
Debradawn Squires Shockey May 06, 2013 at 08:01 AM
There is no way this is true!!! This is an outright, deliberate campaign of vilification! I am a female patient of Dr. Marrs' Hemet practice, and he has never been anything other than a perfect gentleman! I have observed him with many patients. Anyone, without alterior motives to smear his name, would tell you he goes out of his way to put his patients at ease! He is very friendly and personable, always respectful and very open about his conservative Christian values. Its obvious that is the real reason he has been targeted by this outrageous attack witch goes against every part of his character! The area in his office where he treats his patients is completely open with several tables where everyone can see each other. It is also %100 open to the office personel (one of witch happens to be his wife!). There are no restraints, the very idea is ridiculous! What a huge tragedy this is! All who believe in truth and justice should be appalled and stand up in defence of this pillar of our community!

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