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Lexington County chiropractor arrested in assaults

Mar 9, 2011 10:07:00 AM - thestate.com
A West Columbia chiropractor is at the Lexington County Detention Center this morning after his arrest Tuesday afternoon on sexual assault charges.

Ronald Jeffery Shows, 51, of Hummingbird Drive, West Columbia, is charged with two counts of second-degree assault and battery following complaints by two female patients.

In one incident, according to arrest warrants, a 23-year-old Greer woman went to Shows' office at 2243-C Leaphart Road on March 1 for treatment of hip pain. The woman told detectives Shows told her to remove her outer garments and don a hospital gown. He then told her to lie on her back on an exam table, then proceeded to touch her groin in "a manner that was not consistent with standard chiropractic therapeutic treatment," the Lexington County Sheriff's Department said.

The woman reported the incident March 2.

In a second incident, a 35-year-old Irmo woman saw Shows in December 2010 and told investigators of almost identical behavior as the 23-year-old. She reported the incident March 4.