A second woman claimed she had been inappropriately touched by Dr. Bruce A. Klein in 2010 but did not pursue charges.
A Redmond-based naturopathic doctor has been charged with indecent liberties after a patient claimed he had inappropriately touched her during a massage and a spinal adjustment.
According to documents filed in King County Superior Court, the victim is a 29-year-old woman who was seeking treatment from Dr. Bruce A. Klein for back and chest pain at the Medical Spa NW in Redmond.
On June 10, the woman was on the examining table, dressed only in her underwear, when Klein, 60, of Redmond, had her scoot down to the end of the table, with her legs hanging partially off, the charging document says.
In the charging document, prosecutors allege Klein touched the woman’s vagina and at one point put his hand over it. This all took place over the victim’s underwear and lasted from five to 10 minutes, police and prosecutors allege.
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The woman told police she was uncomfortable, nervous and afraid and did not initially stop Klein, but when she turned over onto her stomach, she reported telling Klein to only do her back.
“Klein responded by saying, ‘okay ladies choice,’ ” the document alleges.
The woman left and reported the incident to Redmond police.
Later that month, police interviewed a now 45-year-old woman who had made a similar complaint about Klein in 2010.
According to the charging documents, that woman had been seeing Klein for massage therapy and a spinal adjustment at another facility in Redmond when she alleged Klein inappropriately touched her.
She reported it to police and the state Board of Health but did not wish to pursue criminal charges, according to the charging documents.
Klein was arrested Tuesday and booked into King County Jail on investigation of indecent liberties in the June case. He was released on $25,000 bail later that evening.
He is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 18.
A call to Medical Spa NW on Wednesday was not returned.