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Valley Stream chiropractor charged with sex abuse

Douglas Dukofsky, 48, was taken into custody at

Douglas Dukofsky, 48, was taken into custody at his Merrick home on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, and later charged in connection with a female patient's allegation he inappropriately touched her, police said. Credit: NCPD

A Valley Stream chiropractor was arrested Monday in connection with an allegation he “inappropriately touched” a female client during a routine appointment at his office, police said.

Douglas Dukofsky, 48, of James Street in Merrick, faces a charge of third-degree sexual abuse after a woman, 42, told cops he touched her without consent about 6:15 p.m. Friday during an appointment at the Valley Stream Chiropractive Wellness Center on Roosevelt Avenue, Nassau County police said.

District Court Judge William Hohauser released Dukofsky on his own recognizance at his Hempstead arraignment and ordered him to stay away from the victim, according to district attorney spokesman Brendan Brosh.

Dukofsky’s attorney could not be reached for comment Monday.

According to a criminal complaint, Dukofsky was treating the victim for neck and shoulder pain and rubbed and massaged her in areas including above her buttocks. The court document said Dukofsky made “moaning sounds and appeared to be sweating profusely indicating a sense of gratification from his actions.”

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