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Fake Nurse Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patients, Arrested

Medical assistant Ramon Garcia is accused of performing inappropriate sexual exams and hitting on patients while posing as a nurse at Carbon Health Urgent Care in Jenkintown, PA, according to Abington Township police.

Garcia was apprehended by authorities on Monday while on duty at Carbon Health Urgent Care. The arrest follows a series of disturbing incidents that came to light earlier this month.

Victim 1

The investigation into Garcia began on March 1, 2024, when a woman reported an encounter during a pre-employment drug screening. Allegedly, Garcia, under the guise of medical procedures, told the woman she was randomly selected to by monitored during urination. He allegedly watched as the woman provided a urine sample, and subsequently asked her out on a date while handing her his phone number. 

Victim 2

While police investigated the first incident, a second woman came forward with allegations that she was touched inappropriately by Garcia during a pelvic March 9 exam at the same urgent care facility, police said. During this incident, Garcia posed and identified himself as a nurse and proceeded to accompany the anonymous woman into an exam room. In the room, he performed a pelvic examination on the patient and proceeded to “start touching her again” after helping her remove her pants. According to police, Garcia asked the patient if she had any fantasies or was in a relationship and proceeded to give her his phone number. 

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According to police statements, Garcia’s responsibilities were outlined in his job description, which primarily involved administrative tasks such as patient check-in, recording vital signs, and, under the physician’s direction, collecting blood samples. However, he was not authorized to assist patients with disrobing or performing medical examinations, including observing urine sample tests or conducting pelvic exams. 

Consequently, he was charged with,

  • Aggravated Indecent Assault (2nd degree felony)
  • Indecent Assault
  • Two counts of Invasion of Privacy

Additionally, authorities announced intentions to charge Garcia with impersonating a medical official.

In response to these distressing allegations, Carbon Health released a statement

“We were made aware today of serious allegations regarding sexual misconduct against a Medical Assistant at our Jenkintown, PA location. We were shocked by these allegations. We can share that this individual is no longer employed at Carbon Health. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement and other relevant authorities. The safety, well-being, and trust of our patients are our highest priorities. We are dedicated to maintaining a safe and respectful environment for everyone who seeks care at our facilities.  We understand the impact this news may have on our patients and the community, and we want to reassure everyone that we are unwavering in our commitment to uphold the highest standards of safety and integrity. We encourage anyone with concerns or information related to this matter to come forward and report to law enforcement.”

Police fear there may be additional victims, prompting an ongoing investigation into Garcia’s tenure at Carbon Health Urgent Care. They encourage anyone with information or who believes they may have been victimized to contact the Special Victims Unit, Special Victims Unit Detective Jeff Anderson at (267)536-1102 or janderson@abingtonpa.gov.

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