A West Hollywood chiropractor accused by sheriff’s investigators of sexually assaulting a woman in his office vehemently denied the allegation through his attorney Tuesday.
“Dr. (David) Mottahedeh denies the allegations in this matter. They have absolutely no merit,” attorney Lou Shapiro said in a statement.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials on Monday said the 58-year-old Mottahedeh was arrested last week in connection with an alleged July 14 sexual assault at his office in the 8900 Block of Sunset Boulevard.
Mottahedeh was subsequently released on bail and given a tentative court date of Sept. 15, according to the sheriff’s department.
“Based on the nature of the allegation and Mr. Mottahedeh’s access to patients, detectives believe there may be additional unidentified victims,” the LASD said.
Shapiro, however, said Mottahedeh is a family man who looks forward to clearing his name.
“He loves his family and is happily married with 2-year-old twins, a boy and a girl,” the attorney said. “He holds himself to the highest professional and ethical standards. He is presumed innocent and looks forward to vindicating his name and reputation through the legal process.”
Anyone with information was asked to contact the LASD Special Victims Bureau 877-710-5273. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800- 222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.
#LASD SVB Seeking Additional Victims Regarding Sexual Battery #WestHollywood
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau is investigating allegations of sexual battery of a female adult by 58-year-old, David Mottahedeh. The incident occurred on Thursday July 14, 2022, at approximately 1600 hrs., at a chiropractor office located on the 8900 Block of Sunset Blvd in the city of West Hollywood.
Mr. Mottahedeh, DOB: 01/12/1964, was arrested on August 24, 2022, under booking # 6450372. He bonded out of custody with a return court appearance on September 15, 2022.
Based on the nature of the allegation and Mr. Mottahedeh’s access to patients, detectives believe there may be additional unidentified victims. Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying any such victims.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department – Special Victims Bureau is tasked with investigating the sexual and physical abuse of children and felonious sexual assaults involving adult victims.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Special Victims Bureau toll free tip line at (877) 710-5273 or by email at [email protected].
If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP or “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
Deputy Veronica Rodriguez
Sheriff’s Information Bureau
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