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Nurse charged for sexually assaulting woman in labor

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

A man has been indicted for sexually assaulting a woman as she gave birth.

Back in June, Cleveland police got a call about an assault at Fairview Hospital. Now, charges have been filed against James Lewis.

Lewis is charged with two counts of gross sexual imposition.

A police report shows Lewis was a nurse helping to administer drugs. He's accused of touching a woman's breast as she gave birth and putting her hand on his private parts.

The woman alerted others attending to her, and they had Lewis escorted away.

Statement from Fairview Hospital

"We are fully committed to doing everything possible to maintain a safe environment. We immediately acted on the allegations involving an anesthesia nursing student, who was not an employee of Fairview Hospital, and reported this to the Cleveland Police Department and removed him from our facility. We believe in the justice system and have fully supported this investigation."

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