Courtroom C in Juneau on March 22nd 2023. (Yvonne Krumrey/KTOO)

The trial of Jeffrey Fultz, a former Juneau chiropractor who was accused of physically assaulting fourteen patients is still not scheduled, nearly two years since he was first accused.

District Attorney Jessalyn Gillet said to KTOO in a Wednesday interview that this lengthy waiting time is due in part in part to many victims have come to the table.

“Every when someone new is brought forward, you’re aware that the investigation into the particular claim is required to be completed correctly and thoroughly,” Gillum said.

Fultz was employed by her employer, the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium for seven years with the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium. Following an initial allegation in 2021, 14 females have come forward to claim they believe Fultz brutally assaulted them under pretense of medical attention which was the most recent instance was in March.

Fultz currently faces 19 charges of felony sexual assault as well as harassing a minor. The charges include for assaults that are alleged to date prior to 2014.

span style=”font-weight 400 ;”>”We have a significant desire to achieve this finality for the families of victims. But that’s not all the issue we could think about,” Gillum said. “We are aware that keeping the case open is often a source of the complainants’ anxiety and stress not knowing exactly what the next step will be. to trial. .”

Gillum stated that a different factor could slow the trial more. The judge in charge of the trial, Daniel Schally, is scheduled to retire at September’s end. Gillum stated that the case will be handed onto a new judge.

Fultz who resigned from Juneau following the initial accusations He was told not practice medical profession or give up his passport. He’s been staying at residence located in Durango, Colorado.

Although several accusers demanded for Fultz be forced in return Juneau Schally denied the request. Instead, a person in Colorado was tasked with checking on whether Fultz is adhering to his terms of release.

“span style=”font-weight 400 ;”>”Although it’s not common to have to have the DOC Pretrial Enforcement Division (PED) to be able to oversee a person who is not a resident of the state but the Court has authorized this,” said Betsy Holley from the Department of Corrections in an email on Thursday.

Holley states that the pre-trial monitoring officer is in constant contacts with Durango police as well as Fultz.

The span style=”font-weight 400 ;”>”If there are any problems in Colorado there will be no issues and Herr. Fultz will be promptly returned to Alaska,” Holley said.

Fultz’s next readiness meeting will be held on Nov. 15.