A doctor from the Penn State Health at St. Joseph hospital has been charged with harassing and attacking a woman, from New Jersy after an incident in the a hotel room.
The doctor’s name is Shaun M. Brown, 32, he is from Texas, and was charged with aggravated assault and harassment in the January.
Brown waived his preliminary hearing and a preliminary arragnment before District Judge Ann L. Young in Berks County Court of Spring Township.
A spokesperson from the Penn State Health St. Joseph hospital, Michael A. Jupina said that Brown was technically not an employee of the hospital but he worked for a contracted frim and was staffed in the emergency room of the hospital.
As soon as the hospital officials came to know of the incident, they immediately suspended Brown, they threw him out and cancelled his remaining contract, and the entire contract with the firm TeamHealth was reviewed.
Brown and TeamHealth were included in the review, following which the court proceedings are still pending. As of now the decision allows the doctor to continue his work but under certain circumstances. He would be kept under strict check and his work would be monitered everyday.
Officials spoke to the woman from New Jersy who was attacked, she refused to be identified, met Brown at the hospital where he was completing his residency in medicine. The incident took place at the New York City hospital. Brown is a physician who has contractual work and travels a lot for jobs, he has been part of many hospitals and medical clincs across the country.
As per the police’s account, a clerk at the hotel called the police at 10:40 pm to report that the female guest had been attacked.
He narrated the incident to the police saying that the woman came down running with few injuries on her face, she was taken back to the room till the time the police arrived.
Officers went to the back room to interview the victim. She told them that she lived in New Jersy and had been dating Brown for four years now.
She told the police that her boyfriend was staying at the hotel because he was in berks for work and have invited her to go to Colombia with her. They were packing for the trip when Brown mentioned that he was also dating someone else. When she retaliated, he punched her in the face and lower back, then grabbed her around the neck and choked her.
The victim had red marks on her neck and back area, the left side of her face was completely swollen and she had a large red mark on her back.
She was taken to the nearest hospital, not named by the police. After talking to the victim, the officers decided to arrest Brown and take him into custody.
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