Nursing Assistant Charged With Sexually Assaulting Hospital Patient

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    Bridgeport Police Department
    Gonzalo Flores, 53, is accused of sexually assaulting a patient at Saint Vincent's Medical Center as he was working as a certified nursing assistant.

    A nursing assistant is under arrest, accused of sexually assaulting a patient at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport.

    Gonzalo Flores, 53, was arrested Tuesday and St. Vincent's said he was terminated shortly after his arrest.

    Police began investigating June 10 after receiving a complaint from a man who said Flores touched him inappropriately at the hospital.

    The patient told police he was asleep and woke up to find Flores touching his genital area, according to investigators. He said that Flores made him uncomfortable before the incident, police said.

    The patient waited a few days before reporting the incident to police.

    Flores spoke with investigators, but when asked if he was willing to take a polygraph test about the incident, he told them he "would not do well," according to police.

    Flores faces fourth-degree sexual assault charges.

    Police said the hospital was not made aware of the assault until after it was reported to authorities, and that the hospital has been cooperative throughout the investigation.