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Published on April 12, 2024
Philadelphia Medical Assistant Charged with Sexual Assault of 12 Additional Victims Posing as NurseSource: Abington Police Department

A former Philadelphia healthcare worker, charged with sexual assault, now faces additional allegations, bringing more horror to an already disturbing case. Ramon Garcia, 33, initially arrested in March after two women reported unwanted advances at Carbon Health Urgent Care in Abington, has been slapped with 24 new charges associated with similar foul accusations. According to FOX 29, police have found 12 more victims who allege that Garcia sexually exploited them under the guise of medical exams, which he was unqualified and unauthorized to perform.

Garcia posed as a nurse, a ruse beginning at the front desk, as he introduced himself as “Ramon,” and falsely identified as a nursing professional, said investigators. NBC Philadelphia shared details of the victims' ordeals, revealing how one woman was coaxed into undressing for what Garcia claimed was a pelvic exam. Despite her rejection, Garcia continued his assault, and, coupled with inappropriate verbal advances, he even dared to offer his phone number prior to her departure. His responsibilities included patient check-in, vital sign recording, and only taking blood samples when specifically instructed by a physician.

Following the surge of allegations, Garcia was apprehended by Abington Township detectives and officials from the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office while on duty. Despite his initial claims of being a nurse, it was soon confirmed that Garcia's role at the facility was that of a medical assistant—not trained or permitted to conduct the examinations he subjected his victims to, according to the reported information from CBS News Philadelphia.

The perpetrator is currently held at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 3.