Regina chiropractor charged with sexual assault after 2 women allege offences

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Two women allege inappropriate and unwanted actions by Dr. Ruben Adam Manz during the course of chiropractic treatments. (Albina Glisic/Shutterstock - image credit)
Two women allege inappropriate and unwanted actions by Dr. Ruben Adam Manz during the course of chiropractic treatments. (Albina Glisic/Shutterstock - image credit)

A 45-year-old Regina man has been charged with sexual assault after an investigation into allegations involving his chiropractor practice.

The Regina Police Service says the suspect is Dr. Ruben Adam Manz of Emerald Park.

Two women have come forward. The first alleged that the offences occurred between January 2012 and June 2016.

Police say they received these allegations on April 7.

The second woman contacted police on Saturday to report sexual offences between April and August 2019.

Both women allege inappropriate and unwanted actions by Manz during the course of chiropractic treatments.

In a news release, Regina police stated that "the actions described could not be categorized as a necessary part of the treatment sought by the victims."

Manz was arrested on Tuesday and charged with two counts of sexual assault.

In an email to the CBC, the Chiropractors' Association of Saskatchewan confirmed that Manz is a member of the association and is a licensed chiropractor in Regina.

"CAS licenses and regulates the province's chiropractors, with the mandate to protect the public interest.... The CAS takes allegations of this nature very seriously," the association said in a statement.

"We are unable to comment regarding Dr. Manz while these charges are proceeding through the judicial process and our internal investigation process.

"The CAS is currently reviewing this matter in light of public safety and will take appropriate actions, as necessary, according to our legislation."

Manz has been released from custody with conditions and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 10.