LI hospital staffer charged with touching patient inappropriately: cops

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Nassau University Medical Center. Photo credit Al Bello/Getty Images

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A Long Island hospital employee was arrested after he allegedly touched a patient inappropriately, police said Tuesday.

Nassau University Medical Center staffer Taylor Melecio, 25, of Wantagh, was arrested and charged with forcible touching on Monday, Nassau County police said in a press release.

Police say Melecio inappropriately touched a 29-year-old woman who was being treated at the hospital in East Meadow as she was being taken back to her room around 9 a.m. on Sunday.

Melecio’s attorney information wasn’t immediately available Tuesday.

In a statement provided to 1010 WINS, a spokesperson for the hospital said the facility "does not comment on pending criminal investigations."

Police have asked anyone who believes they may have been a victim of Melecio to call its Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-244-TIPS.