Police Investigating Sexual Assault At Mercy Hospital

Updated 11:42 a.m. with hospital reaction. Case involved two patients at the Creve Coeur facility.

are continuing their investigation into a reported sexual assault at on Friday.

According to authorities, a 19 year old patient reported the incident. Police said they arrested a 24 year old suspect, also a patient at the hospital, who was released pending charges. Police are also waiting for lab results in connection with their investigation.

A spokesperson for Mercy issued a brief statement Monday.

"Patient care, safety and privacy are utmost priorities. We are unable to provide additional comment."




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