Hospital employee in DC arrested for sexually assaulting patient

WASHINGTON — An emergency room technician at United Medical Center, in Southeast D.C., has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a woman who was receiving treatment at the hospital.

D.C. police said Premarcos Simon, 51, of Waldorf, Maryland, was arrested and charged with first-degree sexual assault of a patient, during the course of treatment.

Simon told NBC Washington he denied the allegations and he did not sexually assault anyone.

In a statement, hospital officials said they would not comment on the circumstances during the internal and police investigations.

D.C. police asked “anyone who has information about this subject committing similar crimes” to call them at 202-727-9099.

Simon has been released on bond until his next appearance in D.C. Superior Court, set for Dec. 16.

Neal Augenstein

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