Former Bridgeport EMS coordinator charged with sexual assault
BRIDGEPORT – The emergency manager and EMS coordinator at Bridgeport Hospital was arrested Friday after being accused of sexually assaulting four male patients and secretly photographing at least a dozen others while performing unauthorized medical examinations at the hospital’s nursing school.
Police arrested Barry Barinsky, 62, of Stamford in connection with sexual assault charges at the hospital.
Barinsky, a former Bridgeport Hospital manager who had also been teaching at the nursing school, was charged with four counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and 10 counts of voyeurism.
He was released after posting $100,000 bond.
According to the CT Post, police said when they confronted Barkinsky, he admitted the allegations and turned over 2,000 photographs he had secretly taken of at least a dozen men while he had them naked on a table performing a medical procedure on them.
On Dec. 8, 2015, police said, they were contacted by a 22-year-old Bridgeport man who complained he had been sexually assaulted and secretly photographed by Barkinsky.
The victim “thought Barkinsky had an unorthodox approach to medicine and didn’t question anything,” police said.
Bridgeport Hospital has confirmed he is no longer employed with Bridgeport Hospital.
Bridgeport Hospital released the following statement:
In January Bridgeport Hospital was informed of a police investigation involving one of its employees. The employee, who did not work in any patient care areas, is no longer with the hospital. The Hospital had no knowledge of any of the activities alleged in the arrest warrant and, such alleged activity, if proven to be true, is an absolutely inexcusable violation of trust and inconsistent with the values of our organization. The hospital has been and will continue to cooperate fully with the police in this matter.
“Barinksy was the EMS coordinator and as such did not have any authority to conduct patient care,” said Marnane. “We have no record of any treatment at Bridgeport Hospital.”