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Nursing attendant accused of sexually assaulting patient

 

A 25-year-old nursing attendant has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a patient at County-USC Medical Center, authorities said Thursday.

Terrence Tekoh is accused of assaulting the victim Wednesday in a examination room, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The victim was waiting for a medical procedure.

Tekoh was employed by a private company that provides medical personnel for the facility. He was fired after the allegations were reported, the department said.

He was arrested on suspicion of sexual penetration with a foreign object and was being held on $100,000 bail. 

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