19 more women accuse Grand Blanc Township chiropractor of inappropriate touching

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GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP (WJRT) (4/16/2019) - Charles Jackson could be facing at least 19 more criminal charges.

He's the Grand Blanc Township chiropractor charged with two counts of 4th degree criminal sexual conduct for inappropriately touching one of his patients.

Since the woman came forward in February 2019, 19 more women had filed complaints with the police.

"First, I commend the potential victims in this case that came forward. It's a brave act, a very courageous act to do so in this circumstance. That said, if there are more victims out there, we urge them to come forward," Chief Ron Wiles said. "We will investigate every complaint that comes our across our desk as we have so far. And, we will submit our findings to the prosecutor's office for their review of any potential wrongdoing."

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said the new complaints come from women between 26 to 83-years-old, who have been Jackson's patients over the past two decades.

He said the earliest complaint dates back to the early 2000s.

The Prosecutor and Chief applauded the detective's effort on this case, saying she has worked exhaustively.

The Chief said she's spoken with each woman, as well as experts in the field to help determine if the accusations are criminal.

Leyton is now reviewing the stack of 19 warrant requests. Even if the statute of limitations has passed for a specific case, he explained they could still help prosecute Jackson.

"This isn't the first time we've had a chiropractor on the hook in this county, so we've done this before," he said. "But, I mean, you hope with healthcare professionals that they're gonna be professional, they're gonna do the right thing and 99.9% of them do. One bad apple should not spoil the bushel."

Jackson's practice has closed. Leyton said LARA is currently investigating his license. His new attorney did not return our request for a comment.



 
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