AUSTIN, Texas — An obstetric surgical assistant with Texas A&M University has been accused of sexually assaulting a patient while working in the hospital, the university announced Monday.
An attorney for the unnamed patient said in a statement that she has seen a doctor who has no interest in the patient’s case.
“This is not a case of a doctor’s fault but a woman’s,” the attorney said.
“We are asking for justice.
We ask that the criminal prosecution of this case be dropped, as the patient is innocent.”
An attorney representing the patient, who requested anonymity, said in the statement that the patient had been admitted to Texas A & M Hospital after suffering a suspected urinary tract infection.
The UTSA Hospital Medical Center said in its statement that it has no record of the patient having any symptoms.
In the statement, the patient described the assault as “an unfortunate incident” but said it did not appear to be serious.
“She was in good spirits and was glad to have a medical appointment and was happy to see a surgeon,” the statement said.
It said the patient was not hurt, and that she did not report the incident to police.