X-ray tech accused of sexually abusing patients at Kings County Hospital

BROOKLYN, New York (WABC) -- An X-ray technician at a Brooklyn hospital is accused of sexually abusing two patients over the weekend.

Court records show 65-year-old Larry Jones has been charged with forcible touching sexual abuse stemming from the two alleged incidents at Kings County Hospital. He was arraigned Sunday.

According to the criminal complaint, Jones allegedly pulled down a woman's underwear and touched the woman inappropriately Saturday just after noon.

Then, about five hours later, prosecutors said Jones pushed aside a woman's underwear and touched her inappropriately.

The women who came forward in the case are 83 and 57 years old.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County released this statement:
"We are committed to the safety of our patients, have zero tolerance for such behavior and consider this a very serious allegation. Our hospital police acted swiftly in response to the patient's complaint and we immediately terminated the individual."

Hospital officials said the employee is a state certified X-ray technician who has been employed since 2003.
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