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Police investigating allegations that hospital worker sexually assaulted woman

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Posted at 4:22 PM, May 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-02 21:30:33-04

MURRAY, Utah - Murray Police are investigating allegations against an Intermountain Medical Center employee after a woman claimed she was sexually assaulted during a spasm.

Meghan Wilson suffers from an extremely rare neurological disorder that, during spasms, causes her body to go completely limp. She can't see or move, but she can hear and feel everything.

"My whole body gets completely stiff to where I can't move whatsoever," she said.

Wilson was admitted to Intermountain Medical Center on April 19 and says a severe spasm put her in the ICU for several days. She says last Sunday, a male employee who was checking her feeding tube violated her.

"And I felt him shake the x-ray board behind me, which is normal, I've had that done before. But I've never had anyone then put their hands up under my gown and he touched me. I don't think he realized I was aware of my surroundings," Wilson said.

"I said I need the first and last name of the x-ray tech and she asked why and I told her that he sexually assaulted me."

The Murray Police Dept. is investigating and say they now know who that employee is.

"A case such as this, a claim of sexual assault is taken very seriously and it will be investigated thoroughly," said Murray Police Det. Kenny Bass.

Jess Gomez, spokesman for Intermountain Medical Center, released a statement on Wednesday, saying:

"Because of state and federal privacy laws, we cannot comment on specific patient information. However, whenever serious allegations are made, we take them very seriously and immediately involve local law enforcement officials and conduct a thorough investigation. The welfare and safety safety of our patients is always our utmost concern."

Wilson said hospital staff told her the suspected employee is not currently working.

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