According to NBC New York, police in the Bronx are on the hunt for a man they say sexually attacked an unconscious hospital patient in her room.
The 50-something-year-old suspect sneaked into a Lincoln Hospital room belonging to a 68-year-old woman and sexually abused her on Monday, according to the NYPD. He then quickly fled.
Cops in Mott Haven released a surveillance video of the suspect inside a hospital elevator. Sources say the victim’s roommate witnessed the attack. Officials familiar with the case tell News 4 the patient was examined “immediately” afterwards and no injuries were found; she is being monitored closely.
Police say the suspect was last seen wearing a black hate and jacket and red shoes. He also walks with a limp. No arrests have been made, but NYC Health + Hospitals, which operates Lincoln Hospital and the city’s other public hospitals and clinics, is working with authorities to identify the suspect, officials say.
Nationally recognized sex abuse attorney Jeff Herman said, “This is another example of a vulnerable person being sexually abused at an institution who is supposed to be caring for the victim.”