More Former Patients Come Forward

By: Meaghan M. Norman
By: Meaghan M. Norman

Lansing Detective Vicki Nevins has been fielding phone calls for the past few days. As of Wednesday, it's been about two dozen calls from former patients, parents of patients and employee.s

"At this point these are just allegations and we have to investigate those before we can take them to the prosecutor," said Det. Nevins.

Police say they have two solid complaints from former patients who claim they were assaulted when they were just children in Racette's Lansing dental practice. The oldest complaint is from nearly forty years ago.

"There are statues of limitations that apply to physical abuse in our state. Some of our calls we're getting are from people who were patients in the 1970's so of course those are things we have to look into and discuss with the prosecutor's office."

More and more people are coming forward saying that Dr. Racette either physically or sexually them right here in this office. And as of last week, Dr. Racette was treating children, practicing part-time at his office in Mount Pleasant

"It's disturbing that it may have been going on for several decades. We're still fielding phone calls from people making allegations against Racette. We're looking for more victims."

If you believe that you are a victim or if you have any information that would help detectives in this case, you are urged to call the Lansing Police Department.


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