hospital bedImagine you're in a hospital. You've been asleep, and slowly you wake up. Someone is touching you. A doctor? But you're being touched in places where a doctor totally does NOT need to touch you. OMG -- you're being groped by a stranger!

So that happened. A woman says she woke to someone sexually assaulting her while being treated in a hospital emergency room. Her brother testified in court that she was on medication at the time. She screamed, and hospital staff arrived and caught the guy immediately. In fact, he made it easy for them.

The victim, who is remaining anonymous, says the alleged groper (another patient at the hospital) used his hands, and that when she screamed, he didn't try to run away. Here's how her brother described the horrible incident: "She didn't know what was going on. She just woke up and this man was groping her. When she woke up, she said she saw the guy touching her private parts."

UGH!

So this happened at 4:00 in the morning, and I can understand how a hospital might want to keep things quiet. But why didn't anyone else notice? Creepy. And NOT good for your health.

Astonishingly, the accused groper is a registered sex offender. He was free to roam the hospital because why not? What could possibly go wrong??? Call me crazy, but maybe you should try and keep an eye on a patient with a sex offender record.

But it's a good thing the same guy who's sick enough to molest a sleeping patient (allegedly) is also sick enough to let himself get caught. He's in court facing charges of forcible touching and sexual assault in the third degree.

What would you do if you woke up in a hospital to someone groping you?

 

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