Kaysville chiropractor charged with sexually abusing 6 more patients

A Kaysville chiropractor charged in 2nd District Court with sexually abusing two patients now faces 10 additional felonies accusing him of sexually abusing six additional patients. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News)

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KAYSVILLE — Davis County prosecutors have filed new charges against a Kaysville chiropractor accusing him of sexually abusing six additional patients.

Kenneth Walter Pierce, 56, now faces a total of 20 felonies, consisting of object rape, a first-degree felony, and 19 counts of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony.

Pierce was initially charged with 10 felonies in September alleging he sexually abused two patients. In the additional 10 charges — which were filed in an amended complaint on Jan. 19 — prosecutors say there are several more victims. Pierce used to operate the Right Now! Chiropractic clinic at 150 Main in Kaysville, which is where the abuses allegedly took place.

According to a police booking affidavit filed in September, one woman told police that she “was so terrified that she prayed that she would make it out of there.” The woman also told police she saw a small camera on a light fixture and was worried she was being filmed.

When police asked Pierce about the allegations, he told police that the woman “wanted it,” according to the affidavit.

The new charges detail interactions between June 2018 and July 2021 during which Pierce is accused of sexually abusing six other women during visits to the clinic, allegedly touching them inappropriately after locking the door behind him.

Since his initial arrest last year, Pierce has been held without bail at the Davis County Jail. He pleaded not guilty to the first 10 felonies during a hearing in October, and he pleaded not guilty to the new charges during a hearing earlier this month.

Pierce’s next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 28 in Farmington’s 2nd District Court.

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Jacob Scholl joined KSL.com as a reporter in 2021. He covers northern Utah communities, federal courts and technology.

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