JUPITER, Fla. (CBS12) — A man accused of working as a chiropractor with a suspended license had prior complaints of sexual misconduct from several female patients.
Hamed Kian, 41, faces seven counts of unlicensed practice of health care profession following his arrest in April.
The investigation into Kian began in January. Jupiter Police took a report from a woman who claimed Kian gave her an unwanted kiss after an appointment.
Police also received a report from an investigator from the Florida Department of Health that Kian was practicing with a suspended license.
When looking into Kian's background, police learned he had two other complaints against him that had been filed with police and the Health Department.
According to the arrest report, a woman told police in 2017 she went to Kian's office to be seen by a massage therapist. After the appointment, Kian saw her and told her to undress. She said as he began treatment on her, he touched her inappropriately. She said he also pulled off the sheet to expose her private area on two occasions. She said he tried to kiss her but she turned her head and he kissed her cheek. Police filed the case as sexual battery with the State Attorney's Office who declined to file the case.
The second report involved an incident in August of 2021. A woman said she saw Kian several times and believed his behavior "to be inappropriate." According to the arrest report, she said he hugged her and massaged her pelvic area in a way she believed to be inappropriate. She also claimed Kian tried to get her to go into her bedroom for the massage when she said the living room would suffice.
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The woman made a formal complaint. As a result, Kian had to have a monitor in his room when he saw female patients.
The Florida Department of Health sought an emergency suspension of Kian's license which Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo granted in October 2021. Kian appealed the suspension but the First District Court of Appeal denied it.
According to the emergency order, Kian could not practice medicine, but could have another licensed chiropractor see his patients.
After the third woman came forward in January, the Health Department took a closer look at Kian's work calendar. The investigator even made an appointment to see if Kian would treat her. The attending doctor told the investigator that he only saw Kian's patients in the morning and went to his own practice in the afternoons, leaving Kian as the only chiropractor on hand to see patients in the afternoons. That led to the discovery of seven incidents where investigators said Khan did chiropractic work without a valid Florida license.
Kian was supposed to be arraigned last week, but he asked the court for more time to hire a criminal defense attorney
The arraignment is now set for June 16.