SEDONA — A Sedona chiropractor and his wife have been arrested for allegedly having sex with a teenage girl.

Yavapai County Sheriff's officials say 60-year-old Douglas Gilbert and 57-year-old Kimberly Korba both were booked into jail on suspicion of sexual conduct with a minor.

They say Gilbert has been released on a $125,000 bond while Korba remains in custody on the same bond amount.

The couple operates a chiropractic office in the Village of Oak Creek.

Authorities say the couple claims to treat patients for "emotional clearing" using muscle testing as part of the physiology of emotion.

Investigators say Gilbert and his wife befriended a 17-year-old girl with apparent emotional issues based on a parental referral. According to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, the couple began socializing with the teen and she began visiting Gilbert's home.

"Douglas (Gilbert) eventually suggested the teen needed treatment to heal her 'sexual energy,'" the sheriff's office stated in a media release. 

In November, 2016, the couple took the teen camping in a remote location in Yavapai County. They suggested the three could be intimate together and after the victim initially refused, she began to consume alcohol, marijuana and mushrooms provided by the couple. Both adults eventually engaged the teen in various sex acts. 

After being notified of the couple's possible sexual conduct with a minor, detectives developed evidence and conducted additional interviews throughout 2017. The couple was arrested on Jan. 31. 

Detectives indicate there is a possibility of additional victims and encourage anyone who has had a similar experience with the subjects to contact Detective Rick Lopez at 928-554-8714. The public can also anonymously call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. 

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