A Danbury Hospital employee was arrested Wednesday after being accused of sexually assaulting a patient in his care.
Danbury police officials said Michael Wilmot, 47, of Waterbury, was arrested after a lengthy investigation.
According to court documents, Wilmot waited for the alleged victim's husband to leave the emergency room at which point the warrant said "Michael was flirting with her and whispered to her that he knew a lot about her."
Police said during the course of her visit, while she was under pain medication, he sexually assaulted at least twice. Wilmot's attorney questions the arrest because the evidence is based on statements from someone who was heavily medicated.
"Anyone, who is on any type of drugs, that could impair their judgment or their ability to be cognitive reasoning," said Wilmot's attorney Raymond Lubus. "I think is a factor."
According to court documents, Wilmot has worked for about 10 to 11 years at the Danbury Hospital and was a patient care technician.
Wilmot has been suspended from the Danbury Hospital and no longer working with patients, hospital officials said.
"We want to reassure the public that the well-being and security of our patients is our top priority, and that we are fully committed to providing a safe environment for their care," said Andrea Rynn, director of public and government relations with the Western Connecticut Health Network.
In court, Lubus told the judge that Wilmot, who is married with five children ranging in age from 16 months to 12 years old, according to his attorney, was fired after his arrest.
Wilmot was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault. He appeared in court Thursday afternoon and his bond was lowered to $35,000.
Wilmot would not comment to the media after leaving the courthouse Thursday.
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