4 women testify Greensburg chiropractor assaulted, harassed them
When a teenage girl started going to a Greensburg gym in 2015, she looked up to the chiropractor who was training her in power lifting.
But as the weeks and months went on, Moses Jevicky, 36, of Greensburg, started to get progressively inappropriate, making comments about her body parts and snapping her underwear, she testified Thursday.
The last straw came in mid-2016, and she eventually left Virtus Institute.
“He touched my butt and I asked him to stop, and he picked me up and pinned me against the wall and said, ‘I’ll do what I want,’” the girl, now 19, testified during Jevicky’s three-hour preliminary hearing.
Jevicky was ordered to stand trial in four cases involving misdemeanor charges of indecent assault, harassment and related offenses. Four women testified that they were the target of inappropriate touching and comments from Jevicky when he adjusted them or they worked out at his fitness center.
The women shared similar stories from the witness stand.
One girl, who is a high school student in the area, testified that she was 15 when Jevicky snapped her underwear during an adjustment session two years ago.
“He kissed me on the cheek and said, ‘When you are 18 you’re mine,’” she testified.
The woman who said she was thrown up against the wall testified that she was 15 and 16 when the alleged offenses occurred. Both accusers reported the incidents to police in October after learning that two other women reported Jevicky for similar offenses, they testified.
He was charged in October after two women told police that they both sought adjustments from Jevicky in August. While both were in the room, Jevicky allegedly kissed one woman on the neck twice and grabbed her butt, they testified.
“It was a full grab,” one of the women testified.
He allegedly snapped the other woman’s bra strap, they said.
District Judge Chris Flanigan set Jevicky’s bond at $40,000 and ordered that he have no contact with the victims or any minor child to whom he is not related. Jevicky told the judge he is working at a Pittsburgh restaurant.
His chiropractic license was suspended in December.
Jevicky posted $40,000 bail Thursday afternoon. He had been free on the charges with no bond set.
“We have a community protection concern,” Assistant District Attorney Judith Petrush said. “These are misdemeanor offenses, but they are under sex offender registration-type offenses.”
She said the investigation is ongoing.
Jevicky’s attorney, Richard Galloway, argued that an unsecured bond would be appropriate.
“He’s done everything right,” Galloway argued. “He’s shown up, there’s no reason to believe he’s not going to do that in the future.”
Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @byrenatta.