Police: Danbury Hospital Worker Sexually Assaulted Patient

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Michael Wilmont

Michael Wilmot, 47, was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault. (Courtesy of Danbury Police Department)

DANBURY — A Danbury Hospital employee has been charged with sexually assaulting a patient in June, police said Thursday.

Michael Wilmot, 47, was arrested after a lengthy investigation and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault, according to a police news release. Wilmot was in custody on $50,000 bail Thursday morning.

The alleged assaults happened on June 12, 2012, police said.

Wilmot was a patient care technician at the hospital, they said, and the patient was under his care.

In a written statement, a hospital spokeswoman said Thursday that Wilmot has been suspended from the hospital.

“Since this involves an active legal matter, we cannot comment in detail. We can say that the involved employee has been suspended,” said Andrea Rynn.

“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,” she said.

By Christine Dempsey, Hartford Courant

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s