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Santa Rosa chiropractor faces new sex charges from woman patient

A Santa Rosa chiropractor with a history of complaints from women patients faces new sex charges stemming from an office visit late last year in which he's accused of making a woman drop her underwear, then touching her genitals and making sexual comments about her body.

Brian Icke, 52, could be sent to prison for up to eight years if convicted of the two felony charges, which include allegations that he committed sexual battery and genital penetration under the guise of professional treatment.

Icke, who has pleaded not guilty and is free on $140,000 bail, wouldn't comment Wednesday when reached at his Fourth Street office. He referred calls to his lawyer, Chris Andrian, who said it was too soon to discuss details.

"We're still gathering information and trying to see where to go with it," Andrian said.

In addition to criminal charges, state prosecutors are expected to seek sanctions on the chiropractic license Icke has held since 1993. However, earlier this week, Judge Robert LaForge denied a request from the state Attorney General to bar Icke from treating female patients while his case is pending.


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