District Attorney Charges Irvine Chiropractor With Sexually Assaulting 7 Female Patients

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Irvine Chiropractor Lincoln Carillo Charged With Sexually Assaulting 7 Female Patients

Irvine Chiropractor Lincoln Carillo Charged With Sexually Assaulting 7 Female Patients

Jul 14, 2022

A local chiropractor with multiple offices throughout Southern California and at least one in Virginia has been charged with sexually assaulting seven female patients by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

District Attorney Charges Irvine Chiropractor With Sexually Assaulting 7 Female Patients

60-year-old Dr. Lincoln Esguerra Carillo was arrested in Virginia last week and transported to Orange County on Monday, according to a FOX 11 Los Angeles report. Carillo is currently awaiting arraignment, which is scheduled for July 15. He is being held on $1 million bail and faces a maximum prison sentence of 24 years, according to the Orange County D.A.

Carillo was charged multiple sex offenses, including:

  • Seven counts of felony sexual penetration by means of fraudulent representation of a professional purpose
  • Four counts of sexual battery by fraudulent representation of a professional purpose
  • 12 misdemeanor counts of touching an intimate part of another person

Carillo has ties to chiropractic offices in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties, according to a press release issued by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

He worked at the Twins Chiropractic office in Irvine for approximately four years, according to the Orange County D.A. At that specific location, Carillo reportedly treated a female patient several times for chronic neck pain between April and May 2021. During seven of those visits, Carillo is accused of sexually assaulting the woman. The survivor reported the sexual assaults to the Irvine Police Department in May 2021, the Orange County D.A. confirmed.

During an investigation into Carillo’s alleged sex crimes, Irvine Police detectives identified six additional sexual assault survivors who had been treated by him at the Twins Chiropractic location between January and August of 2021. One woman who is believed to have been sexually assaulted by Carillo required chiropractic care after being injured in a car accident, the Orange County D.A. confirmed in the press release.

Dr. Carillo exploited the high level of trust we place in our medical professionals, to prey upon his victims,” Irvine Police Chief Michael Kent said. “I am thankful for the brave victim that had the courage to come forward and expose his pattern of abuse. A tremendous amount of investigative work went into identifying and interviewing Dr. Carillo’s patients to locate additional victims and present a case to the District Attorney that would support criminal charges.

The Orange County District Attorney believes Carillo has ties to chiropractic offices in the following Southern California cities:

  • Artesia
  • Los Angeles
  • Fountain Valley
  • Seal Beach
  • Long Beach
  • Irvine
  • Orange
  • Upland
  • Cerritos
  • Costa Mesa
  • Placentia
  • Garden Grove
  • Riverside

The D.A.’s Office also noted that, as Carillo is tied to an office in Herndon, Virginia, there may be additional sexual assault survivors throughout California and the East Coast who have yet to come forward and report claims against the disgraced chiropractor.

Anyone with additional information related to a possible sex crime committed by Carillo or the ongoing investigation is urged to contact Irvine Police Detective Nate Ridlon at nridlon@cityofirvine.org.

Vulnerable patients seeking chiropractic treatment for aches and pains should not have to worry about being sexually assaulted,” Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said.

“”Chiropractors and other medical professionals are trusted by their patients to treat them with the dignity and respect that they deserve. Instead, this individual preyed on their vulnerability and sexually assaulted them. The Irvine Police Department did an incredible job pursuing a sexual predator and together we will do everything we can to achieve justice for these women.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Juliet Oliver of the Sexual Assault Unit is reportedly prosecuting the case against Dr. Carillo.

Numerous Doctor Sexual Assault Claims Reported in California

Numerous Doctor Sexual Assault Claims Reported in California

As we noted in a blog from December 2021, several doctors accused of sexual assault and abuse were detailed in a Los Angeles Times investigation. The Times noted that many of the doctors were actually reinstated by the California Medical Board despite losing their licenses for sexual misconduct.

The Los Angeles Times’ report detailed multiple local doctors with offices in Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Victorville, Fountain Valley, and other locations throughout Southern California.

The state medical board, which has long battled allegations that it goes easy on bad doctors and fails to protect patients, reinstated more than half of all sex abusers who sought to get their licenses back, a rate significantly higher than for doctors who lost their licenses for all other reasons,” the Los Angeles Times reported.

Some additional doctor sexual assault scandals that have garnered national headlines in recent years include:

To check your doctor’s background using the Medical Board of California’s license verification search engine, click here.

Can I File a Sexual Assault Claim Against a Doctor?

A survivor may choose to file a doctor sexual assault civil claim to recover financial compensation for damages. Some examples of behavior which may constitute sexual misconduct by a doctor include:

  • Making inappropriate sexual advances
  • Taking advantage of a patient while sedated, under anesthesia, or while otherwise unable to give consent
  • Making inappropriate jokes or remarks (often of a sexual nature)
  • Taking photographs or videos of a patient without consent (often with a personal device)
  • Touching or examining a patient inappropriately
  • Performing medically unnecessary examinations (often of private areas)

To discuss your doctor sexual assault case confidentially, reach out to an experienced sex crime lawyer from Dordulian Law Group (DLG) today for a free and no obligation consultation. We will review the nature of your case and provide you with all available legal options. At DLG, we believe survivors, and we’ve dedicated our careers to fighting aggressively on their behalf to ensure justice is obtained following sexual misconduct.

What Damages Can be Recovered in a Doctor Sexual Assault Lawsuit?

When a doctor sexual assault or abuse lawsuit is filed, various types of financial damages may be pursued on behalf of the survivor.

Depending on the circumstances of your California physician sexual assault, abuse, or misconduct crime, compensatory damages sought may include the following:

  • Counseling or therapy expenses
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of consortium
  • Psychological distress
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Hospital or medical expenses

DLG’s doctor sexual assault lawyers will work tirelessly to recover all applicable damages for your misconduct claim.

Contact a Los Angeles, California, Doctor Sexual Assault Lawyer Today

DLG was founded by Sam Dordulian, a former sex crimes prosecutor and Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County with more than 25 years of experience fighting for justice on behalf of survivors. With over 100 jury trial victories, Dordulian offers survivors of sexual assault peace of mind throughout the litigation process.

Dordulian established DLG’s SAJE Team (Sexual Assault Justice Experts) to provide survivors with all-encompassing legal representation which also includes access to a four-tiered support network. At DLG, our Sex Crimes Division offers additional resources beyond the very best legal representation available:

  • An in-house licensed clinical therapist
  • Two licensed and nationally accredited victim advocates
  • An in-house investigator/retired LAPD sex crimes detective
  • Lead litigator Sam Dordulian and his dedicated team of sexual assault lawyers

If you’ve been victimized by a doctor, you deserve justice under the law. Filing a civil lawsuit with DLG in an effort to secure financial compensation for damages can be the first step in ensuring that your perpetrator is held accountable and does not harm anyone else.

Contact DLG’s doctor sexual assault lawyers today at 818-322-4056 for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your case. Our No Win/No Fee Guarantee means you’ll never have to worry about upfront fees or out-of-pocket expenses. If we don’t win, you don’t pay a dime – it’s that simple.

DLG’s sexual assault lawyers have helped clients secure more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts. And with a 98% success record, you can be confident that your doctor sexual assault claim is in the best possible hands.

At DLG, our results speak volumes. Some of our recent sexual assault case victories include:

Our Sexual Assault Justice Experts are here to help survivors secure justice. Contact our top-rated attorneys online or by phone for a free consultation today.

If you’ve been sexually assaulted by a California physician, DLG’s experienced SAJE Team is here to offer the support, assistance, and utmost professionalism you deserve. We will not rest until justice has been obtained for your sexual assault claim.


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