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Twin Falls Police arrest chiropractor for sexually exploiting patients

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Posted at 1:28 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 17:37:51-04

Twin Falls Police Department detectives arrested Robert Max Johnson, 52, of Twin Falls, Tuesday on charges related to sexually exploiting patients at his chiropractic and massage therapy practice.

Johnson, who owned and operated Brain Core Therapy of Southern Idaho located at 488 Blue Lakes Blvd. North in Twin Falls, was arrested on four counts of sexual exploitation by a medical care provider, according to a news release. The charges are misdemeanors, said Twin Falls city spokesman Joshua Palmer.

Investigators believe Johnson inappropriate touched his patients during chiropractic or massage treatments at his practice.

“At this point, we don’t believe it went beyond touching,” Palmer said. Authorities began investigating Johnson when one of his patients came forward. “The victim and (the victim’s) family felt something was suspicious and consulted another professional who felt the alleged touching was inappropriate and not normal.”

Anyone who was a patient at Brain Core Therapy of Southern Idaho and who may have information or concerns about contact with Johnson is encouraged to contact the Twin Falls Police Department at 208-735-4357.