A 39-year-old East Boston man is accused of sexually assaulting a affected person in an examination room on the MGH Back Bay Health Center, in keeping with police.
Damien Knighton has been charged with rape and indecent assault and battery following the Wednesday afternoon alleged assault.
The affected person had gone into MGH Back Bay Health Center on Commonwealth Avenue to see his physician for a follow-up appointment for an damage to his shoulder and leg.
The affected person instructed police he was approached by the medical assistant, Knighton, who mentioned the physician requested a further check. Prior to the check, Knighton requested the affected person to take away his garments and instructed the affected person he could be analyzing his penis and testicles.
Knighton then allegedly moved the affected person’s penis aspect to aspect, touched his testicles, and requested if blood was speeding to his penis. The medical assistant then allegedly inserted his finger into the affected person’s rectum.
Knighton then requested him to show round and allegedly repeated the insertion for a second time.
The affected person then obtained dressed and requested different employees concerning the examination. The affected person concluded that he was sexually assaulted and known as 911.
“Patients entering an exam room have every expectation of receiving proper medical attention and proper ethical treatment,” mentioned Suffolk DA Kevin Hayden. “This incident presents an egregious violation of those expectations. I’m grateful the victim made authorities aware of what happened to him.”
Knighton has been ordered held on $5,000 bail, and he was ordered to don’t have any contact with the sufferer and no unsupervised entry to sufferers.
Knighton is about to return to court docket on Feb. 23 for a possible trigger listening to.