Washington, D.C.- A former nurse who sexually abused three patients he was caring for in the emergency rooms where he worked from 2013 to 2014 has been sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison.
39-year-old Jared Kline was sentenced Friday to a total of 86 months with 45 months suspended. He is required to registered as a sex offender.
George Washington University Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and United Medical Center were the three hospitals where he committed the sexual assaults.
According to the prosecutor in the case, there were three different incidences where Kline rubbed his genitals on the hands of patients he was caring for. All three patients reported they were either in severe pain or semi-conscious when the sexual abuse occurred.
One of the cases was a patient receiving emergency treatment for asthma at United Medical Center in late August 2014. She reported that Kline purposely pushed his erect penis against her hands while he was checking her vitals.
The same patient reported that Kline also began rubbing her underneath her gown when he thought she had fallen asleep.
He also kissed her and rubbed her face. He stopped abruptly when someone entered the room.
When she was discharged from the hospital he sent her menacing text messages even though she had never shared her phone number with Kline or given him permission to contact her.
In May 2013 Police were called to investigate a case in which a woman reported she was being treated for a migraine at Washington University Hospital when an emergency room nurse who was later identified as Jared Kline groped her buttocks and rubbed his erect penis up against her hands while checking her IV.
During an investigation by police Kline admitted that the patient's hand did touch him in his genital area, but only because he was a "pretty lucky white guy." He added that he is "well-endowed" and "it is possible her hand could have touched his penis and may have mistakenly believed he was aroused."
Another woman accused Kline of rubbing his genitals against her hand several times while she was a patient at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
Police believe that Kline may have sexually abused other patients while they were receiving treatment, but they may be afraid to come forward or may have been in such medically compromised states that they didn't realize what was occurring.
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