DC hospital employee charged with sexually assaulting patient

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Police have arrested a D.C. hospital employee after he was accused of sexually assaulting a female patient.

D.C. police say the sexual assault happened as the victim was receiving medical treatment Sunday morning at United Medical Center in Southeast.

Police have charged 51-year-old Premarcos Simon, of Waldorf, Md., with first-degree sexual abuse of patient.

United Medical Center said in a statement:

"It is United Medical Center's policy not to comment on matters that are under investigation. The alleged situation that transpired on Sunday is currently under review by members of the hospital's administrative team. In addition, the Metropolitan Police Department has launched an investigation into the allegations. We will not be able to provide you any more additional information until these investigations have been completed."