Fanwood Chiropractor charged for sexual misconduct

A Fanwood Chiropractor has been charged after having committed acts of sexual misconduct upon a female patient, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Fanwood Police Director Michael Bramhall and Officer-In-Charge Lieutenant Daniel Kranz jointly announced today.

Grant L. Babbitt, 70, of Fanwood, has been charged with one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.

Earlier this month, the Fanwood Police Department received a report of an instance of inappropriate sexual contact upon a 30 year-old female patient, which was also referred to the Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Victims Unit.  That investigation revealed that the alleged incident occurred in Babbitt’s Martine Avenue office while the victim was being treated by Babbitt, according to Assistant Prosecutor Kathleen Dillon, who is prosecuting the case.

Babbitt was charged Tuesday and subsequently released pending a May 25th First Appearance in Union County Superior Court.

Anyone with further information about Babbitt is being urged to contact Fanwood Police Detective Sergeant Phillip Ugone at 908-322-5000

Convictions on fourth-degree criminal charges can be punished by up to 18 months in state prison.

These criminal charges are mere accusations. Each defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.