Police: Mental Health Worker Sexually Abused 3 Patients
A Florida mental health care worker is facing charges that he sexually battered three patients.
Nicholai Brief was ordered held on $140,000 bail Sunday, three days after his arrest sexual battery and molestation charges.
According to Pinellas Park police, Brief worked as a caretaker at a Tampa Bay-area facility where people suffering from a mental health crisis are treated.
Investigators say they were told Thursday that in October a patient accused the 34-year-old suspect groped her. He denied it, but admitted asking her to expose herself.
Another patient said in January Brief forced her into a closet and sexually assaulted her.
In February, a third woman said Brief groped her while she slept. She says when she awoke, he told her not to tell.
Court records do not show if Brief has an attorney.
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