Sexual contact with patient leads to immediate license suspension - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Sexual contact with patient leads to immediate license suspension

KITSAP COUNTY, Wash. - A nursing assistant's license has been suspended after he was charged with sexual misconduct.

John Marion is accused of inappropriately touching and kissing a vulnerable patient in July.

Court documents say Marion  touched and kissed the breasts and genitals of a former patient, who lived in a facility where he had worked.

Marion met the patient while she was out of the facility on an approved excursion with another resident. Marion invited the wheelchair-bound patient to his hotel room and she accepted.

Legal documents also say while in the hotel room, Marion asked the patient if she wanted to have sex. She said no, but Marion removed her from her wheelchair, put her on the bed, took off her clothes, and kissed her breasts and genitals.

Marion has 20 days to request a hearing.

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