Ottumwa chiropractor charged with sexual misconduct with a minor

OTTUMWA, Iowa — An Ottumwa chiropractor is accused of assaulting a minor in his practice in February and is facing a lawsuit also alleging inappropriate sexual contact with a minor.

Bruce Lindberg, 62, a chiropractor with Lindberg Chiropractic, PC, is accused of having sexual contact with a 10-year-old boy at his practice. The misconduct occurred on February 16, 2022 during business hours.

The ten-year-old boy attended the practice with an adult family friend whose child received chiropractic care from Lindberg. Lindberg allegedly took the 10-year-old boy to a private exam room, had the boy remove his shirt, and began massaging the child’s back with lotion. After massaging the child, Lindberg hugged and kissed the child.

Lindberg was previously criminally convicted in Albia of underage sexual misconduct. In 1988-89, Lindberg was accused of making lewd and lewd advances to seven patients and one non-patient, all of whom were minors at the time. Lindberg was charged with six years probation and his license to practice was suspended on September 28, 1990.

In an agreed provision and order between Lindberg and the Iowa Board of Chiropractic Examiners filed in March 1991, Lindberg was not permitted to perform any chiropractic examination, treatment, or care for boys under the age of 18 after the probationary period expired without the presence of a staff member and/or parent.

Lindberg was arrested in April 2022 and charged with assaulting a minor. The lawsuit is still pending.

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