Brentwood chiropractor indicted on kidnapping, rape charges

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11:25am
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Steiner D. Sanford Jr.

A chiropractor in Brentwood was indicted on multiple charges including strangulation, use of a deadly weapon and rape by a Davidson County grand jury on May 24.

The indictment alleges that Steiner D. Sanford Jr., who operates Brentwood Chiropractic and Wellness clinic in Maryland Farms, raped a woman on March 1. He was charged with three counts of aggravated rape, one count of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated kidnapping stemming from the March 1 incident.

The indictment also alleges that he strangled and assaulted the same woman on Feb. 24.

Sanford's attorney, Bernard McEvoy, said Sanford would enter a plea of not guilty. The sentencing guidelines for his alleged crimes are a range between 15 and 60 years, McEvoy said.

Sanford, a Nashville resident, was arrested on March 5 and jailed on $150,000 bond, according to Davidson County jail records. He is currently incarcerated at Hill Detention Center, according to the Davidson County Sheriff's Office.

According to his website, Sanford, who goes by Douglas Sanford, opened his Brentwood chiropractic practice in 2007. The phone number listed for his office was disconnected.

Sanford's arraignment is scheduled for June 5.


Austin Lankford contributed to this report.

3 Comments on this post:

By: Jughead on 5/30/13 at 1:06

What is it with all of these freaktard sexual crimes recently?

By: C.A.Jones on 5/31/13 at 7:43

Wait.... Let me get this straight. He strangles the women on Feb. 24 and then SHE COMES BACK A WEEK LATER? To be strangled again? Sounds like a love affair gone wrong.

By: tigre1 on 5/31/13 at 9:01

Oh, my. Not again. Blaming the victim, C.A. Jones?

The article does say she was KIDNAPPED, so assuming that and the rest of the charges are true, its not looking too good for the accused.

There is NO EXCUSE to rape someone. No excuses, you see? I know it takes a quantum leap for some people to get it. Now is the time to make the leap.