Hospital Worker Charged With Sex Assault Of Patient

NEW YORK (AP) — An X-ray technician has been charged with molesting a patient at a New York City hospital.

Sylvester Chase was arraigned Monday on a sexual abuse charge. His lawyer calls the allegations baseless.

A court complaint says the woman reported she’d been abused while asleep during an X-ray Sunday at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital. Chase was charged under a state law against sexual contact with someone who’s “physically helpless.”

Defense lawyer John Russo said the X-ray was administered in a busy radiology area. He questioned the reliability of the woman’s account of events that allegedly transpired while she slept.

Manhattan prosecutors declined to comment on their evidence in the case.

The 41-year-old Chase has been suspended from his job.

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    IDIOT !

    • Nick

      Why are you denigrating IDIOTs ?

  • Captain Obvious

    Sylvester Chase – any relation to comedy genius Chevy Chase?

    Now that would be news. Chevy hasn’t had a hit movie since “Nothing But Trouble”.

    • alvin morales

      where are the witnesses. may be the technician was examining her and the patient thought that Chase was molesting her. The story was very very blurred like a flood water. On the other hand, the patient should be happy, at least somebody noticed her. He he he

  • sally

    Innocent until proven guilty. If he did, shame on him. But innocent until proven otherwise. What does this whole black thing have to do with anything? I was in the hospital and everyone who works in the medical field are angels. It takes a special type of person to be able to do that job. Either way, he is innocent until they can prove that he did anything wrong.

  • mo

    that is why a female hospital aid should be around when a male technician has contatct with femaile patients .It will be good for the patients and will be good for the workers no one would be able to make false alligations.

  • joe

    this guy is one sick SOB

    • lark

      you don’t know that. She maybe looking for some $ or just misunderstood

  • Matt

    Whatever happened to the presumption of innocence in this country? Good God, there’s an allegation, that’s all. How bout you at least wait for them to convene a grand jury before you call for the hanging…

  • Kathleen

    I bet he was one of the people who serves up the food, no doubt in my mind that this is the case. , I would put money on that assumption, this is why BACKGROUND CHECKS are extremely important, granted not every person has a record, but MOST do!-once an offender always an offender, especially when it come to sexual crimes.

    • wow

      background checks are standard in all NYC hospitals. this is just an allegation, it is not yet clear if this truly did happen.

    • Brendon

      Wha? The article stated he is an x-ray tech. They don’t serve food.

  • greta

    This is so disgusting. How can you harm a sick person like that? Good god is this world a sick place.

    • Amy

      If she was doped up then it may or may not have happened. The drugs used can often cause very unusual dreams.

      • chisonga

        sad story for the so health people,coz we trust them alot. serve people well.

    • CHASE

      This is CHASE and I would like to start with, THIS IS AN ALLEGATION. ANYONE CAN ACCUSE ANYONE OF ANYTHING THEY PLEASE. I can accuse you of sexual assault and I don’t even know you.

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