Bay Area doctor accused of sex assault during acupuncture

Bay Area doctor accused of sex assault during acupuncture

By Kale Williams Updated 12:48 pm, Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A San Mateo County doctor was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting one of his patients during an acupuncture session last month at his office outside Redwood City, officials said Wednesday.

Randall Neustaedter, 65, was booked on suspicion of two felony counts of forcible sexual penetration, said the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

An unidentified 27-year-old woman told investigators she purchased a coupon through the discount website Groupon for a series of acupuncture appointments at Neustaedter’s business, Cure Guide, at 1779 Woodside Rd., the sheriff’s office said.

After a few visits, the woman told investigators Neustaedter offered her a massage, during which he deliberately touched her genitals.

Neustaedter was arrested Monday at his office and taken to Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City, then was released after posting $200,000 bail, officials said. He is due in court Aug. 21 for arraignment.

According to Neustaedter’s biography on the Cure Guide website, he has practiced homeopathy and Oriental medicine for more than 30 years and has written several books, including guides on holistic parenting.

Neustaedter did not immediately return requests for comment Wednesday.




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