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Male nurse arrested after telling patients gynecological exam was necessary part of COVID-19 testing

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A Florida nurse has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault after he told several dozen patients that a gynecological exam was part of the COVID-19 testing procedure.

Police say 23-year-old Billy J. O’Brien, a nurse at Jackson Memorial Hospital, was arrested by Miami police this week after multiple victims came forward.

O’Brien, who was assigned to COVID-19 testing, allegedly performed inappropriate gestures of sexual nature upon his victims who believed they were being tested for the coronavirus.

According to reports, one victim described the test, “He told me to close my eyes and to keep my mouth wide open before inserting something very warm inside my mouth that had the shape and taste of a small penis.” 


Police are still investigating the incidents. Official testing for COVID-19 involves inserting a 6-inch-long swab or Q-tip into the cavity between the nose and mouth for 15 seconds and rotating it several times.