SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Springfield Police Chief John Cook jointly announced Friday that Edward Raskin, 55, of Chatham Township, Morris County was charged with second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.

Raskin is a Springfield-based acupuncturist and was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a patient in his Morris Avenue office during a scheduled appointment at Spirit Acupuncture on December 30, 2017, according to Unit Supervisor and Assistant Prosecutor Caroline Lawlor, who is prosecuting the case.

Raskin turned himself in to police at Springfield Police Department headquarters Thursday afternoon before being taken to Union County Jail pending his first appearance expected to have taken place Friday.

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Raskin is also known to have an office in New York City.

Convictions on second-degree criminal charges are commonly punishable by five to ten years in state prison.

Anyone with information about his activities is being urged to contact Springfield Detective Sgt. James Mirabile at 973-912-2242.

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office press release included, “These criminal charges are mere accusations. Each defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.”