Fresno chiropractor on trial for sex crimes against patients
Fresno chiropractor Arthur Hernandez is clutching rosary beads in court this morning. His defense attorney is grilling a witness who he claims has changed her rendition of events from the time police interviewed her last March. pic.twitter.com/N8ZzpToKTv— Sontaya Rose (@SontayaRose) March 2, 2018
The victims are being assisted by the Spanish interpreter. Two were questioned at length about why their version of the sex crimes was more in-depth on the stand than when they initially told Fresno police detectives. Attorney Dan Bacon grilled victims about evolving details and specific circumstances.
One victim explained her position saying she was interviewed by police a few days after the assault and was nervous.
The victims were questioned repeatedly about why they didn't report the crimes immediately. At least one woman said she returned to complete her treatment so she could increase the value of her car accident case.
Fifth victim says she continued treatment and did not go to police to report the chiropractors conduct. Attorney Dan Bacon got her to admit she would have a better car accident case if she finished recommended sessions.— Sontaya Rose (@SontayaRose) March 2, 2018
The sixth victim said she tried to commit suicide after the sexual assault. She is crying on the stand. She was referred to Hernandez after a personal injury attorney recommended she seek treatment from him.— Sontaya Rose (@SontayaRose) March 2, 2018
All eight victims took the stand during the preliminary hearing. Hernandez has had a lot of support from his family and a priest and two nuns have also watched the proceedings.