W. MI doctor arrested for sex crimes involving patients

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A doctor is in jail for sex crimes involving patients at a Grand Rapids Township office.

Investigators say they arrested Dr. Steven Scranton after searching his Rockford home Monday.

He was charged Wednesday with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct involving force or coercion and one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving personal injury.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department says it launched its investigation into Scranton on Nov. 29, 2017, after staff of West Brook Recovery Center notified them of “inappropriate conduct” involving the doctor.

In a statement, West Brook said it was alerted of Scranton’s alleged conduct by an employee, which is when it investigated the matter, then terminated Scranton’s contract and rescheduled all of his appointments with patients to other doctors. Scranton is no longer listed as a staff member on West Brook’s website.

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