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Police investigating sex assault at Mercy Hospital

9:26 PM, Apr 16, 2012   |    comments
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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."

KSDK

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