A chiropractor was arrested Monday morning (Dec. 17) on charges alleging he molested two female patients at his Plumb Chiropractic office in the 1200 block of Lawrence Road (Route 206), Lawrence Township police and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office announced.
The suspect, Peter V. Plumb, 55, of the 100 block of Riverview Avenue, Yardley, Pa., was charged with sexual assault and two counts of criminal sexual contact, authorities said.
Township police made the arrest at 11:15 a.m., authorities said, noting that bail was set at $100,000 for the sexual assault charge and $2,500 for each count of criminal sexual contact.
Authorities said the investigation, which is ongoing, was prompted by complaints from two separate patients.
“The first incident occurred earlier this year when a 20-year-old female patient sought chiropractic treatment. She was treated by Dr. Peter Plumb. During her treatment Dr. Plumb put his hand down her pants and placed his hand on her pubic area in an effort to align her hips,” township police spokesman Lt. Mark Ubry said in a news release. “The patient became uncomfortable with this and stopped going to Dr. Plumb. The victim reported the incident to police.
“The second incident occurred in November and December of this year. In those incidents, a 39-year-old female patient sought treatment from Plumb Chiropractic. She was treated by Dr. Plumb,” Ubry continued in the release. “During her treatments Dr. Plumb touched her breasts through her clothing and also placed his hand down her pants to treat her groin area. During one treatment session Dr. Plumb informed the victim that he needed to work from the inside outwards and proceeded to remove the victim’s pants. Dr. Plumb then penetrated the victim with his fingers. The victim reported this to police.”
Lawrence Township Police Detectives Robert Potter and Todd Caruso and Mercer County Prosecutors Office Detective Marlon Webb are leading the investigation.
“This case remains an active and ongoing investigation and additional victims or anyone with information is asked to call Lawrence Township Police Department at (609) 896-1111 or by email at Investigations@Lawrencetwp.com,” Ubry said.