Chicago nurse charged with sexually assaulting emergency room patient

A Chicago nurse was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday on charges that he sexually assaulted a patient at a North Side hospital, according to NewsRadio 780.

The Chicago sex abuse case reportedly occurred at Weiss Memorial Hospital in February.

The 48-year-old accused nurse, who lives on North Kostner Avenue in Sauganash, is charged with criminal sexual abuse and was arrested at about 7 a.m. Monday at the hospital, according to police.

The reported incident occurred on Feb. 12 and involved a 57-year-old woman being treated in the emergency room, police reported. The accused male nurse allegedly injected the patient with morphine and sexually assaulted her.

The hospital issued a statement the next day saying the nurse had been placed on paid leaving pending the outcome of the investigation.

“Our preliminary hospital investigation shows that the proper chain of command regarding notification and investigation was followed correctly. Patient safety, as well as the safety of our employees, is a top priority at Weiss,” the February statement read.

However, the Chicago Breaking News Center reported the accused nurse was working at the hospital until being suspended following his arrest on Monday.