By TSB Staff
The McKinney Police Department confirmed March 20 that local chiropractor David Allen Russell turned himself into the Collin County Sheriff’s Department earlier in the day on a first-degree felony warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child.
The 43-year-old Russell was reportedly released on a $50,000 bond.
The arrest warrant, according to MPD, was signed by Judge Roach on the previous day, March 19.
Todd Shapiro, Russell’s attorney, has publicly claimed his client is innocent of the charges and will fight them. Russell’s license to practice was suspended by the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Shapiro told the Dallas Morning News that Russell recently sold his practice in McKinney.
Russell already faced one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of sexual assault of a child from 2011 charges. He is accused of molesting two teenage patients who were being treated for pulled groin muscles. He also faced two counts of sexual assault involving separate complaints by two adults.
As a result of citizens claiming they reported some of these assaults to McKinney police several months before they began an investigation, MPD did an internal review that made local headlines too.
For the story on Russell’s fifth charge, please click here.
For the follow-up story about the McKinney Police Department’s internal review, click here.
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