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Hospital Employee Charged With Sexually Assaulting Patients

Police are seeking anyone who may have information about this case.

An emergency room worker at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro was arrested on Saturday and charged with forcing a female patient to improperly touch him, and in a separate incident, was charged with sexually assaulting another female patient. 

Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Plainsboro Police Chief Richard Furda announced the arrest and charges on Sunday.

Edher Osorio, 30, of Princeton was arrested at his home on Saturday, Nov. 24. He was charged with one count of criminal sexual contact arising from an alleged Nov. 23 incident with a 60-year-old female patient, and in the separate incident, was charged with sexual assault involving a 36-year-old female patient in June 2012.

Osorio is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick in lieu of $200,000 bail.

It was not immediately clear if Osorio is still employed by the hospital. When Patch contacted the hospital on Sunday night, the hospital's Director of Marketing and Public Affairs Amy Franco Rodriguez emailed the following statement: "We are fully cooperating with the police investigation, and are unable to comment on the case.

The investigation was conducted by Investigator Melissa Terpanick of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and Det. Martin McElrath of the Plainsboro Police Department.

The criminal sexual contact charge was filed after it was determined that Osorio put the 60-year-old woman’s hand on his genitals and parted her thighs to improperly view her, after she was brought to the hospital emergency room at 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 23.

The investigation subsequently determined that in June 2012, Osorio fondled and digitally penetrated the 36-year-old female when she was brought to the hospital emergency room.

The investigation began after the 60-year-old patient reported the criminal sexual contact to hospital authorities, who reported it to the Plainsboro Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Terpanick of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3600, or Det. McElrath of the Plainsboro Police Department at (609) 799-2333.

LK2011 November 26, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Horrible. Glad they arrested him, but what a terrible thing for these women to undergo. It's difficult enough to end up in the ER. UMCPP is such a nice facility, this is really a shame.
Hondagurl December 01, 2012 at 03:54 PM
yeah it is a nice hospital been there twice and its a shame you have to hear about terrible things like this. hope he gets punished.

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