Chi­ro­prac­tor gets 2 years for fondling teen

2 tes­ti­fied he touched them in­ap­pro­pri­ately in treat­ment ses­sions

The Dallas Morning News - - State - By TASHA TSIAPERAS Staff Writer ttsi­a­peras@dal­las­ Twit­ter: @ttsi­a­peras

A DeSoto doc­tor has been con­victed of in­de­cency with a child for fondling a 16-year-old girl dur­ing a chi­ro­prac­tic ses­sion. Ray­mond El­lis New­some, 62, was sen­tenced Thurs­day to two years in state prison and or­dered to pay a $10,000 fine. He was sen­tenced by the same Dal­las County jury that con­victed him.

It was the sec­ond time New­some was tried in the case. State Dis­trict Judge Tracy Holmes de­clared a mis­trial last year af­ter ju­rors could not agree on whether New­some was guilty of the sec­ond-de­gree felony in­de­cency charge.

New­some was con­victed for in­ap­pro­pri­ately touch­ing a 16-year-old girl in 2010, but he was also ac­cused of fondling an 18-year-old high school se­nior dur­ing a chi­ro­prac­tic ses­sion in 2013. Both teenagers were on their high school track teams and went to New­some for chi­ro­prac­tic treat­ments.

Dur­ing both in­ci­dents, the teenagers told po­lice New­some mas­saged their thighs be­fore touch­ing their vagi­nas, po­lice records show. They said New­some ap­peared aroused dur­ing the ses­sions.

One of the women still runs track but doesn’t want male train­ers or mas­sage ther­a­pists to touch her.

“I can’t ever go get treat­ment and feel com­fort­able be­cause of what he did to me,” one of the women tes­ti­fied dur­ing the trial.

The other woman tes­ti­fied she quit track af­ter she was side­lined by an in­jury.

“I did not want treat­ment. I didn’t want to be touched,” she said.

De­fense at­tor­ney Scot­tie Al- len asked the jury to give New­some pro­ba­tion, say­ing the chi­ro­prac­tor is a “good man.”

He said pro­ba­tion would put New­some on the sex of­fend­ers reg­istry and would re­quire him to have su­per­vi­sion when he sees his 15 grand­chil­dren. But pros­e­cu­tors Robin Pittman and Rob­bie Pfeif­fer said New­some abused his po­si­tion as a doc­tor to earn the trust of teenage girls.

Pittman said New­some used his chi­ro­prac­tic prac­tice to “ma­nip­u­late two beau­ti­ful girls to trust him.”

“That’s not the kind of man that de­serves a sec­ond chance,” she said.

Af­ter New­some was con­victed, the vic­tim in the 2010 in­ci­dent said she feels as though she can fi­nally move on.

“I feel like I can fi­nally ex­hale af­ter all these years,” she said.

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