Chiropractor accused of sexual battery on female patients

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FRANKLIN, N.C. (AP) -- A chiropractor in North Carolina has been accused of committing sex crimes against his patients.

News outlets report 59-year-old Erik Madsen has been charged with at least four counts of sexual battery and assault on a female. Franklin police Chief David Adams says female patients reported being touched inappropriately during treatments for lower back pain.

Adams says Madsen has also practiced in Florida and Virginia. He says his department has been in contact with agencies in those states as well as the North Carolina board for chiropractors.

Madsen is currently out on bond. WLOS-TV reports Madsen had no comment on the charges when a reporter spoke to him at his practice on Wednesday.