New Allegations Puts McKinney Chiropractor Behind Bars, Again

COLLIN COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – There were new revelations Thursday during a bond hearing for a McKinney chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting patients.

Doctor David Russell had been charged with using his clinic and medical practice to inappropriately touch four women and girls. McKinney police revealed Thursday that there are a total of 18 accusers.

Of the 18 accusations four are alleged sexual assaults — the other 14 involve patients accuse the chiropractor of the lesser misdemeanor offense of offensive touching.

Russell’s accusers claim he penetrated them with his hands during treatment sessions and some of the patients were students at Taylor Dance Center, which is owned by Russell’s girlfriend.

During the hearing authorities also revealed that six of the 18 accusers did indeed file complaints with the state chiropractic board.

According to authorities, allegations against Russell date back to 1995. In fact, the statute of limitations has expired for two of the 18 accusers.

Russell had been free on $200,000 bond and attended Thursday’s hearing at the Collin County Courthouse. It was there that prosecutors convinced the judge to raise Russell’s bond by $75,000.

The 42-year-old was again taken into custody and briefly booked in jail.

Russell’s attorney accused authorities of trying to embarrass his client by arresting him with every new case and using it as a, “instrument of oppression.”

“I think that’s part of it. I think they’re trying to publically humiliate, embarrass, tarnish, [and] assassinate his character in the eyes of the public, in the eyes of the media,” said Russell’s attorney, Todd Shapiro. “And the more alleged victims, the more alleged complainants that they can list and try to discuss in this case, it may cloud the issue.”

Russell’s attorneys have secured his release so he is again out of jail.

As it stands, police say they don’t expect any more sexual assault charges to be filed.

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  • Diana Wilson

    Allegations that date back to 1995?? Now the Statue of Limitations has run out on a couple?? Excuse me, but who’s watching the henhouse here?? Another prime example of our governments acheiving the absolute worst for our tax dollars.

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  • Disgusted

    If there was any doubt that this was more than a vendetta,a misunderstanding or the police having it in for David these eighteen victims should put that theory to rest. What I don’t understand is how parents could still be taking their children to Taylor dance center since Suzan is standing by her man!!!!! She put out a newsletter to the parents saying that Davids name is being removed from the corporation does that mean she no longer supports him OR does this mean she still supports him but is pulling a fast one to APPEAR to separate from him but he will still be involved? Without his financial backing she can’t operate her business. This is just more smoke in mirrors!!!! In this day and age where we as parents have more info and knowledge,why would you continue to take your child for dance lessons in a studio that is so tainted and the owner so involved with a man accused of these crimes? There are none so blind as he who WILL not see.

  • anonymous

    I don’t consider myself a bad parent for continuing to allow my children to dance at Taylor Dance Center. Suzan has always had my children’s best interest at heart and would not do anything to put them in harms way. Suzan has done nothing wrong. I am really sick and tired of everyone focusing on Taylor Dance Center. This issue is about a police investigation against a chiropractor accused sexual assault against patients that were under his care and this has absolutely nothing to do with Taylor Dance Center. I will continue to let my children dance at Taylor Dance and Suzan has my support. Call me a bad parent if you will, but I know in my heart that Suzan did nothing wrong and I do not consider myself a bad parent for allowing my children to dance under an instructor who truly loves her students.

    • Disgusted

      Even if she was aware of these accusations back in the spring? She chose to ignore this information and continue suggesting to parents and students alike that David was the chiropractor to go to for all your needs.Does that sound like someone that has a students best interest at heart? And by the way ask Suzan about Davids list of parentsand staff he would love to sleep with.She was quite happy to share the list with staff maybe she will share it with you. Suzan fed those children to David full well knowing what he was all about.he was at all recitals back stage drooling over the girls are you sure your child was not one of them that he drooled over or watched changing costumes in a rush. 4 of her staff members left this summer,are you aware that David was a VERY big reason. Suzan knows and knew Soooo much more than she is admitting to right now for fear of losing her business .that was why she did nothing about david,he is her money. I feel bad for you,you are supporting a woman that did not give a damn about her students last spring when she found out about what he did to two of her students. But youve chosen this path you have chosen the consequences.

  • FedUpTxn

    Multiple allegations dating back to 1995 that the police obviously ignored? This is a prime example of how women who report crimes are treated. Each and every ignored victim should be financially compensated for having the state violate their rights, victimizing them a second time as well as devaluating them as citizens entitled to protection under the law.

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