OKC Chiropractor Accused Of Propositioning Patient


Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 11:27 pm
By: News 9


An Oklahoma City chiropractor is back on the job, after being arrested during a vice sting. He's accused of propositioning a patient for sex in exchange for his services. His attorney says he did nothing wrong, but his patient feels otherwise.

It is more than just a case of he said she said. This patient says she has text messages to prove her case, and even worked with police to set up that sting.

"It's just not acceptable, to me, for it to happen," said Katie Sperber.

Sperber says she went to Sells Chiropractic on the advice of a work friend. She says her first visit was complimentary, which she expected, and that Dr. Sandy Sells was very professional. But she says after the second visit that changed.

Sperber says Sells texted her late at night, not to see how she was doing, but for something else entirely.

"When I asked him what he was referring to he would reply with ‘I'm a man. I'm pretty sure you know how we operate,'" said Sperber.

Sperber says she felt that crossed the line and that she offered to pay Dr. Sells for his chiropractic services via text and in person. But she says he refused.

"He didn't really [have a reason to refuse my money]. He just said ‘We'll work something out.'" she said.

Sperber says she went to the police, who suggested she wear a wire to her next appointment. So she did.

"And I got up and got my stuff and he grabbed me by the back of the hair and said that he was a hair puller and he pulled me in and tried to kiss me and at that point said ‘Be at his house on Wednesday.'"

A few minutes later, police went into the clinic and arrested Sells. Attorney Ed Blau is representing Sells. He says the chiropractor has a sterling 11-year record with the Oklahoma Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is shocked by the allegations

"When all the evidence comes out it will show that there was absolutely no crime committed and Dr. Sells actions were ethical in every regard," said Blau.

Sperber says she just fears this has happened to other patients, who may be too embarrassed to come forward.

"I'm fully aware I could have walked away from this and done absolutely nothing, but if I could spare this from happening to anybody else that would be enough for me," Sperber said.

Dr. Sells is out on bond and has yet to be formally charged. News 9 also checked with the Oklahoma Board of Chiropractic Examiners. It says there has been no disciplinary action taken against Sells, and so far, he has no complaints on file.