PD: Man admitted he 'felt on' Good Sam patients

Posted at 6:43 PM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-02 18:57:15-05

CINCINNATI -- A 56-year-old man is accused of groping two patients at Good Samaritan Hospital last month, according to court records.

Mark Rivers was arraigned Tuesday afternoon on two counts of sexual imposition. He pleaded not guilty.

According to a criminal complaint, a woman alleges Rivers came into her room Jan. 4 while she was taking a nap; when she woke up, Rivers was lying next to her and groping her breasts, the criminal complaint states. The woman told police Rivers asked her to be quiet, but she jumped up and pulled a nurses' alarm, according to an affidavit Cincinnati police filed in the case.

Another patient alleged Rivers groped her legs, inching his way toward her pubic area, according to a second criminal complaint. The complaint states Rivers had propositioned the woman for sex earlier in the day, but she told him she wasn't interested. When he realized the first woman alerted nurses, Rivers ran out of the room, according to the affidavit.

Rivers admitted "that he had felt on the ladies," according to the affidavit.

Joe Kelley, a hospital spokesman, declined to comment on whether Rivers was a hospital employee, patient or visitor.

Rivers was given a $20,000 bond at Tuesday's arraignment, $10,000 on each count. He remained at the Hamilton County Justice Center on Tuesday evening, according the jail's website.