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Lancaster, PA

 

On September 18 of this year Lancaster Detective Aaron Harnish took a report of a sexual assault that occurred at Lancaster General Hospital Penn Medicine 555 N. Duke St. Lancaster, PA. 

The alleged incident occurred on September 12, 2018 just after 7am inside a patient care room. Authorities say an adult male patient was awoken when he felt another person touching his genitals. The touching was described as done in a effort to manipulate/ stimulate the victim and not in a clinical fashion. When the victim was able to open his eyes he saw an unknown hospital employee with his own penis exposed at the same time that he was touching the victim. Police say the suspect ran from the victim’s room when he realized the victim had become conscious. 

Through his interview with the victim and subsequent follow up  with hospital staff police say they were able to identify a suspect, Shawn Moyer.  The 30 year old Moyer is employed at LGH/ Penn Medicine as a pulmonary therapist. 

After consulting with the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office police prepared a criminal complaint against Moyer. Moyer was charged with Abuse of Care Dependent Person, Indecent Assault, Open Lewdness, Indecent Exposure and Invasion of Privacy. The complaint was filed before District Judge Jimenez’s office and a warrant was obtained for the arrest of Moyer.

On November 8, 2018 police went to LGH/ Penn Medicine and arrested Moyer at the hospital. Moyer was served with the warrant, processed on the complaint and held for arraignment. Moyer was later arraigned and committed to the Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail.