Florida nurse accused of sexually assaulting patient


James Bemis

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A Florida nurse was arrested Friday for sexual assault charges against a patient, according to the Pensacola Police Department.

James Bemis, 71,  is charged with sex assault and indecent exposure, jail records show.

Police say a male patient was conscious when the crime was committed in March 2019.

Following the incident, a report was immediately made.

The alleged victim is an adult with a disability, according to the charges.

Bemis was employed for 46 years at Baptist Hospital, police say.

He is being held on a $25,000 bond.

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