An investigation into an alleged sexual assault at Emory Johns Creek Hospital has been suspended pending further evidence, police said.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Police suspend investigation into sexual assault claim at Johns Creek hospital

Johns Creek police suspended an investigation into a claim that an 81-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by a staff member at Emory Johns Creek Hospital last month.

Sgt. Tyler Seymour told AJC.com that investigators have “found nothing to substantiate that a sexual abuse happened in this case,” which has been suspended unless further evidence arises.

No charges are expected against any party involved, he said.

On June 12, the woman told authorities her female personal caregiver sexually assaulted her in her hospital bed during a massage, AJC.com previously reported.

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She spoke to Channel 2 Action News later that month, saying she had broken her leg, which is why she was in the hospital. AJC.com does not identify alleged victims of sexual abuse.

The hospital sent a statement this week after the case was suspended that said, in part: 

“As we stated at that time, Emory Johns Creek Hospital is dedicated to providing a safe environment and the highest quality of care for all patients we serve. We take any concern raised seriously and fully investigate and cooperate with the appropriate authorities.”

The statement added that the Georgia Department of Community Health conducted its own investigation, which found “that no deficiencies were identified as a result of the complaint and that Emory Johns Creek Hospital is in compliance with Patient Rights and Nursing Services regulations.” 

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