Highland Park Chiropractor Charged with Sexually Assaulting Client

A woman told police the man touched her inappropriately during treatment.

Kevin Dutton, courtesy of the Highland Park Police Department.
Kevin Dutton, courtesy of the Highland Park Police Department.

A Highland Park chiropractor is facing sexual assault charges after police say he inappropriately touched a young woman during a treatment session.

Kevin G. Dutton, 38, of the 800 block of North Rockwell Street in Chicago, has been charged with one count of criminal sexual assault and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, both felonies, according to the Highland Park Police Department. The alleged incident occurred at Wellness Circle on Central Avenue, where Dutton works as an independent contractor, police said.

The investigation began June 12, when a 22-year-old woman from Lake Forest told Highland Park police that Dutton had touched her inappropriately during a chiropractic treatment session, police said.

A warrant was issued for his arrest Thursday after an investigation, and Dutton turned himself in at the Highland Park Police Department. He was released on $10,000 bond and has a July 11 court date.

Police are asking that anyone with more information about this incident or similar incidents contact either the Highland Park police at 847-432-7730 or their local law enforcement agency.

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Judy June 21, 2014 at 05:31 PM
Thanks so much for your enlightened and literate response, Stu. The fact that other woman are now coming forward certainly does NOT mean nothing. It is difficult, particularly in our society that makes women doubt themselves and avoid confrontation, a society that often blames the victim - especially if the victim is a woman -for women to come forward and take a stand against an abuser. That courageous woman made it possible for other women to see that it wasn't just them, that they don't have accept touch that makes them uncomfortable or ashamed.
Stu Pidasso June 21, 2014 at 11:22 PM
Sorry Judy, but I have heard first hand from LAW enforcement officers in surrounding communities who have found women who will SECRETLY videotape their husbands yelling about something not pertaining to current events,and when the time is right( due to impending divorce etc. or she will start an argument) she will proceed to call the police on him and try to nail him for domestic abuse!! ( after saying listen to this! listen to this!!) That is DISTURBING up beyond belief!!! Unfortunately, i have seen and heard alot of crazy things in my life and nothing surprises me!!
alan donahue June 22, 2014 at 01:38 PM
This reminds me of when people from Detroit used to hate Michael Jordan only because he was so good. It seems like a shame that they charge this guy for probably just too good of handwork and technique. Some people are just haters !!
Amy Lohmolder June 24, 2014 at 12:56 AM
Judy, I agree that victims deserve support. The generation to which the alleged victim belongs has received much more instruction regarding their rights than earlier generations. They are generally encouraged and supported in reporting words and actions which do not feel good. Additionally, anyone who comes forward with an accusation remains anonymous. It is the alleged perpetrator, who has not yet been proven guilty, but whose mug shot gets publicly displayed, that suffers the bigger burden. Anonymity should be provided for all parties at this point in the process. Should the alleged perpetrator be found innocent, his reputation will remain tarnished.


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