NYC X-ray technician accused of sexually abusing 2 patients

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City hospital X-ray technician is accused of sexually abusing two female patients.

Larry Jones, an employee of Kings County Hospital, was arraigned on charges of forcible touching, criminal sexual act and sexual abuse.

According to court papers, the 65-year-old technician allegedly pulled down a woman’s underwear and touched her inappropriately during an X-ray at the hospital on Saturday.

Prosecutors say he did the same thing to another female patient several hours later. Authorities say one woman was 57, the other 83.

The hospital said Jones was immediately fired. It said in a statement that it has “zero tolerance for such behavior.”

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