SPRINGFIELD, NJ — A Springfield-based acupuncturist and was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a patient, Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Springfield Police Chief John Cook jointly announced Friday.

 Edward Raskin, 55, of Chatham Township, Morris County, was charged with second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.

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

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

Convictions on second-degree criminal charges are commonly punishable by five to 10 years in state prison.

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