October 3, 2022

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An Upper Darby chiropractor is going through sexual assault fees for allegedly putting his fingers into a 9-year-old girl’s vagina

Upper DARBY – A Media chiropractor has been charged with aggravated indecent assault of a little one and associated offenses for allegedly improperly touching a younger woman for the duration of an appointment in 2009 or 2010.

John Pandolfo, 59, of the 100 block of Steeplechase Drive, is also charged with indecent assault towards a person significantly less than 13 decades previous, indecent assault with no the consent of one more, corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of small children, according to an affidavit of probable lead to written by point out Legal professional General’s Workplace Specific Agent Paul Busch.

“Mr. Pandolfo made use of his position of authority to consider gain of a 9-year-old client when remaining on your own with her beneath the guise of an examination,” mentioned point out Lawyer Normal Josh Shapiro in a release. “These rates are deeply disturbing. My office environment has a zero tolerance coverage for abuse of little ones, and will prosecute any offender to the fullest extent of the regulation, no make a difference who they are.”

The affidavit suggests the alleged target, now aged 22, did not tell an grownup at the time, but did convey to a buddy and later on disclosed the alleged assault to her mom at age 18.

The Pennsylvania Section of State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs obtained an electronic complaint in December from the mother alleging Pandolfo sexually assaulted her daughter at his follow on the 3400 block of Garrett Highway in Upper Darby, according to the affidavit. Pandolfo is outlined as the owner of Drexel Spine and Rehab.

The mother stated she experienced accompanied the female to 5 appointments with Pandolfo in 2009 or 2010 and experienced remained in the procedure space, exactly where Pandolfo “acted properly,” according to the affidavit.

The alleged victim explained that though her mom experienced at times accompanied her, she also went to see Pandolfo by yourself simply because his office environment was straight across the avenue from the elementary college. Throughout these visits alone with him, she claimed Pandolfo “acted funny” and asked inappropriate concerns, like whether she experienced a boyfriend.

“I did not question Pandolfo’s conduct at the time for the reason that I was as well youthful to know greater,” she stated. “In hindsight, I consider Pandolfo was prodding to see what he could get absent with.”

The lady experienced one more appointment scheduled for the day just after a slumber-above and her friend’s father agreed to consider her, according to the affidavit. The alleged target explained that closing appointment took spot throughout the summer time concerning fifth and sixth quality.

She stated the lights have been off and no a person but Pandolfo was existing, but neither of these issues was uncommon, according to the affidavit. When her good friend accompanied her to the initial therapy home for an adjustment, she explained Pandolfo told her to wait there though he brought the alleged target to an additional place for TENS treatment.

“Pandolfo experienced me lie encounter up on a table when we entered the 2nd therapy area alone,” she said, in accordance to the affidavit. “Pandolfo arrived at below my trousers and underpants with his hand. Pandolfo penetrated (me) … with at least a person of his fingers. Pandolfo stated something like ‘wow you are really tight’ whilst he penetrated (me)  with his finger(s). I winced because I felt soreness and pain when Pandolfo penetrated (me)  with his finger(s). Pandolfo claimed nothing right before he penetrated (me) with his finger(s).”

On returning home, the mom asked the alleged victim how the appointment went and she responded, “It was fine but I really don’t have to go back again,” in accordance to the affidavit. That was the girl’s last appointment with Pandolfo, and the mom and daughter did not discuss him yet again until eventually she turned 18, the affidavit suggests.

The daughter experienced created a discomfort in her hip at that time and the mom recommended she see Pandolfo, in accordance to the affidavit. The female then disclosed the alleged assault, saying she experienced formerly informed her pal and a deceased sister. The pal also reported that the alleged target informed her Pandolfo had (assaulted her), the affidavit states.

The situation was escalated to the Business office of the Lawyer General’s Bureau of Legal Investigation, where by it was assigned to Busch and Deputy Legal professional General Amanda McCool. Appointment date documents were acquired from the Division of Condition to ascertain the variety of visits the alleged target had with Pandolfo, and she was equipped to determine him from a photograph, the affidavit states.

Pandolfo was preliminarily arraigned Tuesday right before Magisterial District Choose Dawn Vann, who established bail at 10% of $100,000. Court docket information point out Pandolfo posted $10,000 income bail the same working day.

Pandolfo is subsequent scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing right before Magisterial District Judge Christopher Mattox on June 17. No defense lawyer is detailed in on the internet court information.

Shapiro is urging everyone who feels they may well have been a victim of Pandolfo to speak to Supervisory Agent Sean M. McGlinn at 610-631-5988.