Police investigating nurse for improper sexual contact with patient at U-M Hospital
A 35-year-old man could face a charge of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for inappropriate contact with a female hospital patient, police said.
The man was a temporary contract nurse in the emergency room at the University of Michigan Hospital on Dec. 7 when the alleged incident took place. He has not been officially charged, but U-M police continue to investigate and charges could be forthcoming, police said.
"He will no longer be working at university hospitals," said Diane Brown, spokeswoman for the U-M Police Department.
Police were not releasing the name of the company the man worked for or if he was still employed with them. The age of the woman also is not being released, but police said she was an adult.
She came to the emergency room on Dec. 7 for a non-life threatening medical condition. During a procedure, she told police the man had inappropriate sexual contact with her. Police could not got into detail about the contact.
The woman reported it first to hospital personnel on Dec. 10. Hospital officials in turn informed police of the situation.
The case remains open and police continue to investigate.