Atrium Health Worker Arrested For Sexually Assaulting a Patient

Caroline Hearn, 21, an Atrium Health worker is being indicted for sexually assaulting a female patient who is 16-year-old at the hospital.

Hearn was arrested on Thursday and a substitute parent or custodian charged her with sexual activity.

As indicated by a police report, the victim told officers that Hearn touched her for sexual satisfaction without permission.

According to reports from a Channel 9 reporter Mark Becker, the victim has been at Levine Children’s Hospital for a little while and that Hearn was allocated to watch the 16-year-old.

There is a surveillance video showing Hearn making advances on the victim but being pushed away by the victim, according to a source.

According to reports, the incident took place on Thursday in a restroom where there are no surveillance cameras.

Police talked with Hearn and later filed the charge against her.

Hearn was discharged from prison on Friday.

A statement by Atrium Health read:

The safety and well-being of our patients and teammates is a top priority for Atrium Health. We take any allegation of ill-treatment, both of our patients and teammates, very seriously and misconduct by either party is not tolerated. We do not discuss the details of personnel matters. Atrium Health is conducting an internal investigation. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is also investigating these allegations. Both investigations remain open at this time. (www.wsoctv.com)

 

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