A Florida man filed a lawsuit this week alleging that while he was in the hospital a male nurse sexually assaulted him.
“It has caused me a lot of damage. I haven’t been the same since this happened,” the unnamed victim said at a news conference this week, according to WFOR-TV. “He put his hands in my boxers and he grabbed my private part and he started playing with it.”
The first time, the man’s attorney states on his website, the alleged victim said he confronted Martinez but was told he was “just checking to see if you are OK.” The second time, the victim recorded the incident secretly on his cellphone while he pretended to sleep.
In addition to the accusations of fondling, the victim claims that Martinez also told him about a friend pays men to show their genitalia.
The news station reported that the patient did not call for help because he was “scared.” He did, however, report the incident to the hospital the next day and went to police two weeks later. According to WFOR, Martinez denied the allegations of assault.
The news station, however, reported that it reviewed the video in full and said it “clearly shows the ER tech fondling the patient.”