Creve Coeur, MO (KSDK) - Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault of a patient at Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur.
A 19-year-old female patient claims she was sexually assaulted by a 24-year-old male patient.
The alleged incident happened on Friday night in Mercy's Behavioral Center for patients with mental illness and drug issues.
The man was taken into custody but released.
A rape kit is being tested and once the results come back the case could be forwarded to the prosecutor.
Mercy Hospital released a statement saying that "Patient care, safety and privacy are utmost priorities."