Nurse out on bond after sexual assault allegations
(WJBK) - A nurse at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital was released on bond Monday, after being charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and three counts in the second degree.
“I’m fighting for justice for my client. I represent his rights and not what he is allegedly accused of,” said defense attorney Bernard Jocuns.
Lapeer Police told FOX 2 they arrested 50-year old Richard Brown on Nov 2nd shortly after a woman came forward saying the registered nurse sexually assaulted her.
Upon further investigation, police say two more female patients came forward accusing Brown of sexually assaulting them in Aug. of 2017, Nov. of 2017 and June of 2018.
The alleged victims include a 32-year-old woman from Cass city, a 52-year-old woman from the Lapeer area and a 28-year-old also from the Lapeer area.
During the investigation, Lake Orion Public Schools confirmed that Brown previously worked as a custodian in the district from 2000 to 2012 before becoming a nurse on the psychiatric floor.
“I can’t comment on the rest of this,” said Jocuns. “I know that there are issues of trust with anyone’s jobs. But I really don’t have no comment,
Brown booked last month at the Lapeer county jail and was arraigned, but now on bond. He is due back in court on Jan. 4, 2019.
Lapeer Police say since there were multiple complaints and alleged assaults over the course of a year, they believe there may be more victims out there. If you have any information, please call the Lapeer Police.