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Police: Valley Stream chiropractor touched patient inappropriately

Left, an image of the building housing the

Left, an image of the building housing the Chiropractic Wellness Center at 65 Roosevelt Ave. in Valley Stream, whose owner Douglas Dukofsky, 43, right, is charged with forcible touching of a patient. (March 25, 2013) Credit: Google, NCPD

A Valley Stream chiropractor was arrested Sunday on charges of forcibly touching a 21-year-old female patient during an examination, Nassau police said.

Fourth Squad detectives arrested Douglas Dukofsky, 43, just before midnight Sunday at his home at 1625 James St., Merrick, police said.

Nassau police detectives said the incident took place about noon Saturday at Dukofsky's clinic, Valley Stream Chiropractic Wellness Center at 65 Roosevelt Ave.

The victim was a patient of Dukofsky's, Nassau police said in a Monday news release. Dukofsky "was conducting a chiropractic examination. During the exam, Dukofsky was using a massaging device on the victim's legs when he proceeded to moved it across her genital area two times," a police report said.

"The victim's mother, who was also in the room, grew concerned and demanded the defendant to stop the exam. The victim left the office and notified police," the report said.

Dukofsky was held for arraignment Monday at First District Court, Hempstead, on a charge of forcible touching.

Calls to Dukofsky's home and office was not answered or returned Monday afternoon.

At his arraignment Monday, Dukofsky acted as his own attorney against two misdemeanor charges of forcible touching and was issued an order of protection to stay away from his patient, according to Nassau court records. He is due back in court April 30.

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