Rochester, New Hampshire Physical Therapist Charged With Sexually Assaulting Patient
A physical therapist in Rochester is being charged with sexually assaulting a patient and operating with an expired license, according to police.
According to the Rochester Police Department, Patrick O'Donnell, 55, of Rochester, is alleged to have inappropriately touched a patient while practicing with an expired license and violating the conditions of his bail from a prior unrelated arrest.
O'Donnell is a Rochester-based physical therapist at Orthopedic and Sport Therapy Services (OSTS), which says on its website that it combines "hands-on therapy with exercise and education" in its approach to practice.
"Our patients frequently tell us that their experience here is different from other therapy experiences," an excerpt on the website reads. "... We provide a level of training, expertise and hands-on experience that few, if any, can match."
Calls made to OSTS on Tuesday were not immediately returned.
Police said O'Donnell, who was arrested Friday and charged with three counts of sexual assault, was released on $500 cash bail and will be arraigned at Strafford County Superior Court at a date and time yet to be determined.
Rochester police are advising other patients who may be victims or anyone with information on possible prior incidents to contact them at 603-330-7128.
Anonymous information can also be provided by calling the Rochester Crime Line at 603-335-6500 or by texting CRIMES (274637) Body of Text: TEXT4CASH + your tip. Police said cash rewards are offered for information that leads to an arrest.
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