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Posted on: August 28, 2023

Arrest Made in Sex Crimes Investigations

News Release

Clark Petersen, 64, of Manhattan was arrested this morning in connection to sex crimes reported to have occurred at his chiropractic office between 2018 and 2022 involving five female victims now between the ages of 37 and 59.

Petersen was arrested on a Riley County District Court warrant for 16 counts of sexual battery and one count each of rape, aggravated sexual battery, and lewd and lascivious behavior. He remains confined in the Riley County Jail with a total bond of $300,000.

The investigation into Petersen continues, anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Jessie Ehrlich at (785) 473-2397. RCPD Victim Advocate Coordinator Melissa Mosher is available to assist any victims of crime with emotional support and resources. She can be reached at (785) 473-2390.

Due to the nature of these crimes, no further information will be released.

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