Chiropractor gets 2 years for fondling teen
2 testified he touched them inappropriately in treatment sessions
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.