Utah police say they caught a hospital worker in the act of sexually assaulting an unconscious patient.
Cops in Logan say they brought an extremely intoxicated man to the hospital on Jan. 20, after he'd allegedly urinated and fallen asleep in a stranger's home. They put him in the care of 46-year-old hospital worker Hal Weston, according to a police report obtained by The Huffington Post.
The reporting officer said he only left the patient's room for a few minutes, but when he came back, he allegedly saw Weston performing oral sex on the blacked-out patient.
"The officer walked in the room and pulled the curtain back slightly," the report reads. "The officer observed the unconscious man laying on the hospital bed and the male caregiver performing a sexual act ... The officer summoned hospital security."
Weston was charged with forcible sodomy, fired from his job, and taken to the county jail at about 2 a.m. He was bailed out the next day.
Cops had taken the victim to the hospital after he passed out in a police cruiser, according to the report. Cops called paramedics, who couldn't wake him up at the county clink, so they took him to the hospital.
It's yet unclear what the victim's reaction to the alleged abuse was, or whether he'll still face charges of public urination and trespass, but ABC 4 did get some reaction from Logan Regional Hospital where Weston was arrested:
"Logan Regional Hospital is fully committed to providing our patients with high quality, appropriate medical care," a spokesperson told the station. "The alleged incident goes against our core values and inappropriate actions towards any patient are not tolerated or acceptable. The employee has been terminated. A thorough investigation of the incident is being conducted by Logan City Police Department and the hospital is fully cooperating."
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