Man, 62, turns himself in to police after ‘climbing on top of a comatose 68-year-old and sexually assaulting her in front of another patient’ at a Bronx hospital
- NYPD on Wednesday arrested Roberto Marcucci, from Queens, on sex abuse charges
- Marcucci is accused of sexually assaulting an unconscious 68-year-old woman at Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx on Monday
- He turned himself in after learning police were looking for him
- Marcucci has prior criminal record that includes three arrests on charges of drug possession, assault and petit larceny
Police in New York City have arrested a 62-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting an elderly female hospital patient in The Bronx while she was unconscious.
Roberto Marcucci, of Queens, turned himself in to police on Wednesday evening after learning that they were looking for him in connection to the attack at Lincoln Hospital on Monday afternoon.
The suspect walked into the woman’s room, which she shared with another patient who was conscious, at approximately 3pm on Monday, the NYPD said in a release.
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Caught: Police arrested Roberto Marcucci, 62, who they say is seen in this screenshot from a surveillance video leaving Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx after allegedly sexually assaulting a comatose patient
The suspect walking with a limp fled after allegedly performing a sex act on a 68-year-old patient in her hospital bed in front of a witness
The eyewitness reported seeing the man climb on top of her comatose neighbor and perform a sex act on her, which included kissing and touching, before she alerted a nurse, reported PIX11.
The suspect fled before a security guard arrived on the scene.
He was last seen walking with a limp towards an elevator.
Police later received information suggesting that Marcucci was the attacker, which led to the man’s surrender at the 40th Police Precinct on Wednesday. The 62-year-old now faces sexual abuse charges.
ABC 7 NY reported that Marcucci has a prior criminal record that includes three arrests on charges of drug possession, assault and petit larceny.
The victim has been in a coma since April 21.
The suspect walked into the woman’s room at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx at approximately 3pm on Monday