Nurse accused of drugging, groping Ball Memorial Hospital patient

MUNCIE, Ind. -- A Hartford City nurse is accused of sexual battery for allegedly drugging and then groping a patient on multiple occasions at Ball Memorial Hospital.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in Delaware County on Monday, a Ball Memorial Hospital (BMH) patient told police that her nurse, Nathaniel Mosco, administered morphine that she “did not request, nor want,” then groped her for several minutes in January.

The patient told police that Mosco had touched her in a sexual way on three different occasions, and that he had medicated her just prior to the contact twice.

Indiana’s professional licensing website shows the State Board of Nursing placed an emergency suspension on Mosco’s license on March 7, saying he “represents clear/immediate danger to public health & safety if [he] continues practice.”

The Indiana Attorney General’s Office filed a petition for a summary suspension of Mosco’s license in February. That petition includes an allegation that Mosco may have had inappropriate sexual contact in June 2017 with a second patient while he was employed at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

According to the petition, the patient told investigators that a male CNA who told her his name was “Nate” had her perform oral sex on him was she was hospitalized for pneumonia.

No charges have been filed in that incident.

Mosco was scheduled to appear in Delaware Circuit Court on July 11 for an initial hearing in the case.

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