Police say a witness alleges he saw a patient attendant touch a 18-year-old woman as she was being prepared to undergo surgery at the QEII Health Sciences Centre on April 15.
Patient attendants assist in surgery preparations.
Police say they received a complaint from the woman on April 22.
Police say Scott Christopher Goreham of Lower Prospect, N.S., was arrested after turning himself in at police headquarters in Halifax.
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