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Temecula Chiropractor Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patients

Police allege there may be more victims out there and are asking them to come forward.

A chiropractor who has offices in Temecula and Hemet and is accused of sexually assaulting patients was free on bail Wednesday, after having been arrested a day earlier.

Dr. Jeffrey Marrs was taken into custody at his Hemet office at around 11 a.m. Tuesday "after a nearly month long investigation into reported illegal activities," according to Hemet Police Lt. Duane Wisehart.

Marrs, 46, was arrested and booked on suspicion of felony charges of penetration with a foreign object and sexual battery on a restrained party, according to Wisehart and jail records.

Jail records also indicate the doctor posted his $500,000 bond on Wednesday, and was released from Southwest Detention Center near Murrieta.

He was taken into custody without incident at his office, Lifestyle Chiropractic & Wellness, 2091 W. Florida Ave.

Though Marrs was booked on three charges of sexual battery on a restrained party, police believe there may be more victims out there.

"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, and anyone who has more information or possibly feels they may be a victim is urged to contact Detective McNish at the Hemet Police Department, 951-765-2422."

Marrs' Temecula office is located at 41593 Winchester Road, according to the website for his business.

His online bio states that he's a Hemet/San Jacinto Valley native and enjoys sports and family time.

Brenda November 22, 2012 at 08:53 AM
I just don't feel right about this article on this guy. The first line says " Police allege there may be more victims out there and are asking them to come forward." Its not like a chiropractor puts you to sleep. So my thoughts are, if there was anymore victims they would have already come forward right, like right when it happened? It just sounds like the police are begging for more victims who they ALLEGE are out there. Also how can these women have been sexually assaulted, penetrated. battery, on "restrained" patients. ***Cough*** ok, now just how in the world does a chiropractic patient get in those positions unless it was consensual? I do not know this man, never heard of him, but the story just sounds very wierd, as do the charges. A month of investigation too? I don't get it. Did all these women get together and talk about it, so that is why the police alledge there is more victims? LOL, I dont know, will look forward to hearing some more on this one and maybe then it will make some sense.
Kate November 22, 2012 at 10:45 AM
This is the reason why a professional should never treat the opposite sex or the same for that matter, in a room alone. There should always be an assistant present. It's possible that these are false accusations.
5150 November 22, 2012 at 02:48 PM
This scum bag needs the same things done to him in jail , if all is true.
Stanley November 22, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Why are you always so anti-police? Until you need one yourself that is.
amy everett November 22, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Sometimes woman are afraid when there in a situation . I was raped . And I did not come forward for 6 years . So if woman who have not come forward due to fear will come if others have. They have to use certain wording until charged in a court .
amy everett November 22, 2012 at 08:43 PM
I'm not sure why you would find it funny .
SPB November 23, 2012 at 04:19 PM
So you're saying all that sodomy WASN'T good for my spine? Yeesh, you can't trust anyone these days....
Sierra Mist November 24, 2012 at 12:39 AM
That situation happened with me when I went to the doctors office for an appointment. In my case it was a doctor who was from another country. He tried to do something very inappropriate but I was able to stop him right in his tracks. I ended up teaching him a very important lesson which was quite awkward and very unpleasant for me since I'm not one to hurt people. Sometimes in these situations it just happens.The good thing is that he really learned from my lesson and I was able to explain to him that this is very inappropriate.He realized that he had made a mistake. He thought that American women all wanted to go out on dates and have sex. Other than that he was a good doctor and a kind doctor also. I even went back to him and he was a perfect gentleman the second time and from then on. I also know of other women who went to him that really liked him and did not complain about sexual abuse. I guess he was lucky to have me for his first potential victim. I was glad to be able to set him straight on how women are to be treated so he would not have to lose his licence.
tbone November 24, 2012 at 05:50 AM
Im anti police .The only time I need a cop is to come to my house and retrive the sorry S.O.B who dared to break in my house or dares to hurt my family then its on . No police can help me but they better put the S.OB incoustody before he runs into my hands .Ya we need the police to protect the criminals from ppl like us who wll get even .The hunter will become the hunted.
Stanley November 24, 2012 at 07:00 AM
Wow you're tough. I bet you're 45 yrs old and still live with your mom.
Galactic Cannibal November 24, 2012 at 07:51 AM
Trial by media is worthless. As is mob rule. Innocent until proven guilty is how it should be, and how it is.. Anything a cop says must be questioned and and investigated. Why ..because when cops think there are no witnesses , they become criminal like,in behavior.
KB November 24, 2012 at 10:14 AM
For once I agree; people need to wake up, use their brains and not automatically accept what "authorities" tell/feed them. It may be true. It might not be true.
KB November 24, 2012 at 10:17 AM
Well said....
unknownone November 24, 2012 at 02:35 PM
if he was gay i know all of you would shutup
jerilyn November 25, 2012 at 11:26 AM
I don't get you people on here!? I em a patient at the facility, first thing I did was contact the police to verify no video equipment in the rooms! Also they put alleged til its been heard in court! There's more than one assault here, also a handful of patients ranging in different ages! Anything is possible, they investigate and take precautions before an arrest to assure its not a lie, cruel joke. I'm not comfortable going there now, its not a joke to hear a place where you go to has this going on!!!
Cik Bast November 26, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Yea. In today's day and age, it is far too easy for a female taker to weave a tale of impropriety against an innocent man.
Mr. Logical November 29, 2012 at 12:53 AM
He was arrested after a "month long investigation". The Police did not run to his office and put the cuffs on after one phone call. He is innocent until proven guilty but he was arrested because the police found enough evidence to do so.
Mr. Logical November 29, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Sierra Mist, he stopped because you stopped him. If he tried this with you and thinks "American women all wanted to go out on dates and have sex", there is a good chance he has done this before and after your visit. There may be other women who are not as strong as you. You know all the facts, I do not, but it is worth considering the safety of other potential victims.
Sue November 30, 2012 at 04:44 AM
"Burden of Proof" only has to be 49% for a DA to move forward...that's crappy stats in anything but justice apparently. Given the lay out of the office and the large staff that is there all the time, I give this about as much credibility as the boy who cried wolf...or the women (and I'll bet they know each other and are collaborating) who cried "assault". Dr. Marrs is outspoken in his beliefs. Bet he ticked off the wrong liberal. Just sayin'.......
Christy December 14, 2012 at 05:15 PM
I know Dr Marrs ..great family man, always helping with his son and camping..I pray it is not true...Christy
Ushy December 21, 2012 at 06:16 AM
Jeff was my chiropactor about 10 years ago..and also a school mate from 2nd grade through highschool. When I went to his office in Hemet..he was very professional. The other employees in the office were always around. I have a hard time believing this..and if it is true..it could have been consensual. Also he never once used any kind of restraints..that part baffles me. I truly hope this isn't true.
Larry Wilson January 18, 2013 at 01:32 AM
Brenda, I like your intuition!! Exactly, the questions anyone should have becuase this guy is a Saint. I will never believe Dr. Marrs had anything to do with this. There are not many absolutes out there, but I would stand up for Dr. Marrs. There is something really wrong with this so called case. First off, I believe people need to rally around a citizen of this whole Valley, like Dr. Marrs. I have been a patient and there is no way this happened at all! It is first off not him, but secondly his offices are full of staff and patients. This is one of the sadest things I have ever seen in my life! Dr. Marrs staff and Family work so hard and contribute so much the many parts of the Valley. You are all in my thoughts and it will change soon for you. I can feel it!! Is this a smear campaign or a total set-up? Hold your head up high and be strong Dr. Marrs!!
Sharon George March 20, 2013 at 11:40 PM
I worked with Dr. Marrs for a few years, and am shocked by these allegations. He is a devoted family man with a beautiful wife and lovely children, active in his church and community. I accused him of being a Ned Flanders clone (The Simpsons). Although very conservative (in my view), we had many discussions on politics and religion,, and I cannot believe he is capable of such behavior.
Krystal Brown April 18, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Stanley is this article personal? Because you seem to be very offended and make comments that suggest a personal attack on your assumption of a stereo type that doesn't need a police officer to protect him. I agree with all of you when you say this article sounds strange. Brenda hit it on the nail 100%. It's always best to come up with your own conclusion, and so what if someone comes along and has a different opinion. That's the choice we all have, and it's foolish to sit there and say " well it must be true if its in the news", or I trust the decisions of my police. :-/ I hope this doctor is able to prove himself if he is innocent
Debradawn Squires Shockey May 06, 2013 at 06:59 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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