A former chiropractor charged with multiple sexual assault now faces eight additional charges, bringing the total to 17.
Jeffrey C. Fultz, 58, was initially charged on April 8th with first degree harassment and second degree sexual assault.
On June 24, the former SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium employee faces a third round of additional charges after adding a June 4 charge. The last round of charges brings five new witnesses, a total of 12 witnesses at the moment.
The charges all stem from acts alleged to have taken place between 2014 and 2020, when Fultz was offered the opportunity to resign from SEARHC after the criminal investigation became known, according to court documents. Fultz left the organization and moved to New Mexico.
SEARHC is an Alaska Natives-led nonprofit health consortium serving communities in Southeast Alaska. The Juneau Empire previously rented office space for its editorial, advertising and sales departments from SEARHC. The Empire is still renting space from SEARHC for its press work.
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“The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) understands that Jeffrey Fultz, a federal employee who provided chiropractic care at SEARHC, has been charged with multiple sexual assault and harassment charges for allegedly performing at SEARHC facilities,” SEARHC Senior Director of Land and Real Estate Management Maegan Bosak said in a statement. “SEARHC ended Fultz’s assignment following patient complaints about inappropriate behavior. Fultz is no longer connected to SEARHC. ”
The organization is fully cooperating in the investigation, said Bosak. Matthew Ione, SEARHC’s senior vice president and chief administrative officer, also made a statement.
“SEARHC does not tolerate any form of attack, harassment or abusive behavior. We encourage anyone with information about these allegations to contact the authorities, ”Ione said. “Due to the ongoing criminal prosecution, we cannot comment on this specific issue. But we want to reassure our patients that they have the right to safe healthcare at SEARHC. We will do everything in our power to ensure this. There are no exceptions. ”
Fultz’s release terms include $ 25,000 bail, a $ 15,000 performance guarantee, and a ban on leaving the country or practicing any form of chiropractic or massage.
Prosecutors requested Fultz’s extradition to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center at a bond review hearing on Jan.
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