12/02/2014 02:43 EST | Updated 02/01/2015 05:59 EST

Nova Scotia Man Charged With Sexual Assault For Allegedly Touching Patient In Hospital

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HALIFAX - A 43-year-old man is facing a charge of sexual assault after a sedated patient was allegedly touched while awaiting surgery at a hospital in Halifax.

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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