21 patients accuse chiropractor of groping them during appointments

SNOHOMISH, Wash. — A North Sound chiropractor is out of a job and facing charges after nearly two dozen patients accused him of groping them.

Dr. Ken Parker was a mainstay in a medical building in Snohomish for at least a decade. Though KIRO 7 confirmed he no longer works there, advertisements for his services are still featured on YouTube.

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Currently, 21 patients have accused Parker of inappropriate sexual contact during medical appointments.

One woman said Parker was her chiropractor for more than three years.

“It was a huge shock. A huge shock. I kind of weighed it out in my mind. Could I have missed something? He’s never, ever given me a feeling of mistrust or that he’s possibly a predator,” she said.

Yet, 21 other patients disagree.

In each instance, they said Parker had them lay down on a table where he groped them.

Prosecutors say at least two of those cases happened even after Parker’s license was suspended by the department of health because of prior complaints.

For those who have seen the well-known doctor for years, the accusations are hard to believe.

“I’m always very sensitive to looks and perception and words and no — there’s no way,” a former patient said.

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According to court documents, Parker admitted to one of his accusers that he’d faced complaints of inappropriate behavior in the past. Prosecutors said he downplayed those accusations as being unfairly dragged into the “Me Too” movement.

Parker has been in jail since April. His bond is $250,000.