Police are searching for a man accused of sexually abusing a 68-year-old hospital patient in her room. The patient was unconscious during the assault. UPDATE: Police have arrested suspect Roberto Marcucci following his surrender on Wednesday; more details below.
The incident took place on Monday, May 13th, around 3 p.m., at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx. According to the NYPD, a man entered the patient's room and "sexually abused her before fleeing."
The NYPD released an image and security camera video of the suspect, who is described as being about 55 years old, 5'7" with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a black hat, black jacket, white button down shirt with a tie, light colored pants and red shoes. Investigators believe he walks with a limp.Update
: 62-year-old Roberto Marcucci reportedly came to Lincoln to visit another patient, but took the elevator up to the 68-year-old victim's room, where he allegedly assaulted her. The woman's conscious roommate witnessed the attack and alerted hospital staff, who chased him off, according to Pix 11. Marcucci turned himself in at the 40th precinct on Wednesday evening, and has been charged with sex abuse. He has previously been arrested for assault, petty larceny, and drug possession.