Santa Rosa California Police Department is offering a $2,500 reward for public tips that lead to the arrest of a doctor who operated Health Performance Chiropractic in Santa Rosa.
Doctor Daryoush Mohammed Bunyad disappeared while out on bail in the midst of a sex-crime trial in March, according to a law enforcement press conference. Police released pictures of the 36 year old chiropractor, which showed several very different facial looks.
Police say Bunyad was last seen on March 8 by a family member in the city of Walnut Creek. He was out on a $100,000 bail.
Bunyad was arrested in November on the original charges of Sexual Battery, and additional charges were added in Sonoma County Superior Court in January. Police interviewed two teenage girls who reported being molested, who happened to be employees at his clinic. The additional charges alleged 10 counts of Felony Sexual Assault and 6 Misdemeanor counts of molesting a minor, over a 3-year period that started in 2012, according to Deputy District Attorney Robert Waner.
“There were multiple acts of sexual assault by a person using his professional license,” Waner said. “He would routinely have female chiropractic patients to remove their underwear during treatments, and then touch them in sexual ways.”
Bunyad was found guilty of 12 criminal charges at trial, including 6 felonies. Authorities say he failed to show up for the sentencing phase of his trial and a judge issued a warrant for his arrest.