An employee at St. Luke's Hospital was charged with sexually abusing a patient, police say.
An X-ray technician at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital is accused of sexually assaulting a patient while she was asleep during a test, authorities say.
Police say the 41-year-old suspect allegedly touched the genitals of a 59-year-old woman at about 6 a.m. Sunday at the Upper Manhattan facility, according to court documents.
His lawyer calls the allegations meritless.
Defense lawyer John Russo said the X-ray was administered in a busy radiology area. He questioned the reliability of the woman's account of events that allegedly transpired while she slept.
Manhattan prosecutors declined to comment on their evidence in the case.