School districts react to allegations against McKinney chiropractor

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by CYNTHIA VEGA

WFAA

Posted on November 9, 2011 at 2:39 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 9 at 5:06 PM

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MCKINNEY - School counselors at each school in the McKinney Independent School District are now aware of the ongoing police investigation regarding the arrest of a McKinney chiropractor.

David Russell is accused of sexually assaulting at least two girls he met at the Taylor Dance Studio in McKinney, where he was teaching conditioning class, police said.

News 8 obtained a copy of the police affidavit that showed the two victims are an 18 year old and 13 year old, both of whom say Russell touched their genitals inappropriately during his chiropractic treatments. Police said they told their dance teacher who contacted police.

McKinney ISD spokesman Cody Cunningham said the school district is working closely with police on this ongoing investigation. He said  the district has spoken to every school counselor "in the event they receive information from potential victims or students with information related to this issue."

Today, the Lovejoy Independent School District confirmed it has "severed all ties" with Russell after learning about his arrest and notified parents of all sports teams. Spokeswoman Cindy Booker said Russell volunteered his chiropractic services to the Lovejoy ISD  from August of 2006 until mid October of this year. Booker said Russell was most frequently seen along the sidelines at home football games.

Russell is free on $100,000 bond. He told News 8 the allegations against him are "false and baseless."

He was arrested October 28 in connection with the first victim, and again last Friday in connection with the second victim.

Russell opened his own chiropractic business, Russell Chiropractic, in 1995 on Virginia Parkway in McKinney.

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