On 16 January 2018 Off. Mazzante responded to LGH for a report that an employee had been inappropriately touched by a patient. After the initial report was filed, the follow up investigation was conducted by Det. Heather Halstead.
Det. Halstead met with a victim. She stated that on 16 January 2018 Marvin Myers M/30 East Berlin, PA had been a patient at LGH. Myers asked the victim to enter his room to explain paperwork that had been given to him. While the victim was in the room Myers grabbed her from behind and began thrusting his pelvic region on the victim's buttocks. The victim attempted to pull away. Myers pinned the victim to the wall, cupped her breast with his hand, thrust his pelvic region at her's and kissed her on the neck.
The victim was able to pull away from Myers. She got out of the room and held the door to the room shut until additional staff arrived to assist her.
As a result of this incident, an additional employee at LGH reported that a similar incident had occurred to her involving Myers. The second victim reported that on 15 January 2018 she had met with Myers during an initial assessment. The victim reported that while she was seated in a chair in conversation with Myers, Myers grabbed her knee and then ran his hand up to her buttocks. The victim told Myers that he was not permitted to touch her or anyone else.
Det. Halstead filed a Criminal Complaint against Myers before MDJ Jimenez. Myers was charged with (3) Counts Indecent Assault by Forcible Compulsion (M1), (4) Counts Indecent Assault (M2) and (1) Count False Imprisonment (M2). A warrant was obtained for Myers' arrest. He was taken into custody on 05 February 2018 and is awaiting arraignment as of the time of this press release.
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