2009-08-20 / Local & State

Prosecutor Drops Charge Against Pa. Chiropractor

NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) - An eastern Pennsylvania prosecutor has dropped molestation charges against a chiropractor who had alleged that the accusations were retaliation for a lawsuit he filed.

Northampton County Assistant District Attorney Patricia Broscius said Friday she had discovered that the statute of limitations on the allegations had expired. She withdrew charges of indecent assault and harassment against 48-year-old John Marino, a chiropractor and member of the Nazareth Area School Board.

Defense attorney Allan Sodomsky says the four women did not make the accusations for three to five years. He says they accused his client a month after Marino filed suit in New Jersey against a medical firm that he said employs at least two of the women.

Marino has regained his state license, and Sodomsky says he plans to continue his practice.

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