On Friday September 6th, the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office began an investigation of Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine Adam Lopez, 58, of Astoria. A local 26 year old woman alleged during treatment procedures Lopez intentionally touched sexually intimate parts of her body and subjected her to touching his groin. It is also alleged Lopez attempted to establish a relationship with his patient outside the professional setting.
The woman went to Lopez for treatment twice and was unsure if the first instance was abuse. After the second instance she reported the incidents to authorities.
Monday September 9th, Lopez was arrested and charged with nine counts of Sexual Abuse in the third degree. Lopez was lodged in the Clatsop County Jail awaiting arraignment. If you or anyone you know was subjected to inappropriate sexual contact while undergoing treatments by Lopez, please contact Sr. Deputy Sheriff Tim Guest at (503) 325-8635.