In December of 2016, detectives were notified of possible sexual conduct with a minor involving 60-year-old Douglas Gilbert and his wife, 57-year-old Kimberly Korba. The couple is from Sedona and operates a chiropractic office in the Village of Oak Creek. Additionally, the couple claims to treat patients for ‘emotional clearing’ using muscle testing as part of the physiology of emotion.
During the investigation, detectives learned that the couple had sought out and befriended a 17-year-old female with apparent emotional issues based on a parental referral. The couple began socializing with the teen which included visits to the Doctor’s home. ‘Dr. Doug,’ as he known, would offer the teen psilocybin mushrooms (which contain psychedelic compounds) mixed into tea as part of the therapy or a healing tool. Douglas eventually suggested the teen needed treatment to heal her ‘sexual energy.’
In November of 2016, Douglas and his wife took the teen camping in a remote Yavapai County location and suggested the three could be intimate together as the couple wanted to give her a ‘loving sexual experience.’ The victim initially refused and became scared and began to consume alcohol, marijuana and mushrooms provided by the couple who eventually engaged the teen victim in various sex acts. The victim indicated Kimberly also encouraged and participated in the sexual activity.
The victim was never a patient at Douglas’s practice, but the ongoing relationship was based on the teen’s role as a patient seeking treatment from ‘Dr. Doug.’
During 2017, detectives continued the investigation into the activities of Douglas and his wife including additional interviews regarding the circumstances as alleged by the victim. Additional evidence was developed and documented resulting in the arrest of Douglas and his wife on January 31, 2018, in the Village of Oak Creek. Both were booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center, each on a charge of Sexual Conduct with a Minor. Douglas has been released on a $125,000 bond, while Kimberly remains in-custody on the same bond amount.
Detectives indicate there is a possibility of additional victims and are encouraging anyone who has experienced similar interaction with the suspects to speak with Detective Rick Lopez at 928-554-8714. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov