Hospital Employee Charged With Sexually Assaulting Patients

Police are seeking anyone who may have information about this case.


An emergency room worker at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro was arrested on Saturday and charged with forcing a female patient to improperly touch him, and in a separate incident, was charged with sexually assaulting another female patient. 

Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Plainsboro Police Chief Richard Furda announced the arrest and charges on Sunday.

Edher Osorio, 30, of Princeton was arrested at his home on Saturday, Nov. 24. He was charged with one count of criminal sexual contact arising from an alleged Nov. 23 incident with a 60-year-old female patient, and in the separate incident, was charged with sexual assault involving a 36-year-old female patient in June 2012.

Osorio is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick in lieu of $200,000 bail.

It was not immediately clear if Osorio is still employed by the hospital. When Patch contacted the hospital on Sunday night, the hospital's Director of Marketing and Public Affairs Amy Franco Rodriguez emailed the following statement: "We are fully cooperating with the police investigation, and are unable to comment on the case.

The investigation was conducted by Investigator Melissa Terpanick of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and Det. Martin McElrath of the Plainsboro Police Department.

The criminal sexual contact charge was filed after it was determined that Osorio put the 60-year-old woman’s hand on his genitals and parted her thighs to improperly view her, after she was brought to the hospital emergency room at 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 23.

The investigation subsequently determined that in June 2012, Osorio fondled and digitally penetrated the 36-year-old female when she was brought to the hospital emergency room.

The investigation began after the 60-year-old patient reported the criminal sexual contact to hospital authorities, who reported it to the Plainsboro Police Department.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Terpanick of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3600, or Det. McElrath of the Plainsboro Police Department at (609) 799-2333.

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Ed Percarpio November 27, 2012 at 09:34 PM
I can't imagine a more irrelevant comment than "was he legal". what an idiot
Clive December 02, 2012 at 01:24 PM
We should always remember that there are those who believe the exact opposite to our opinnions - However irrational or ilogical they may seem to us.. So let's stay away from anything else but the facts - bear in mind facts are always non fictional. The predominance of which will always prevail in a democratic society. So let them rant all we need to do is continue to shine light on the facts.
BOB LECH December 02, 2012 at 11:42 PM
I don't know if the person was a male nurse but what he is now as far as i'm concerned, A SEX OFFENDER and should be treated like the rest. I can't speak for any of the two victims because I don't know what their physical condition was at that time. But if they had just a little bit of energy,they should have tore is nuts off. He is a disgrace to many other fine Male and Female nurses
MARIA CONDE December 03, 2012 at 04:02 PM
I do agree with you at least he would of been sore for a long time if i was in this t's. shoe. He would of had a peace of me okay. What a idiot he makes the rest of the staff look bad to eveyones eyes know.
BOB LECH December 08, 2012 at 06:24 AM
I'm not a lawyer but I think that makes him a sex offender. Also,it's good this came out because at some later date he just may have gone ballistic and take it out on one of the female nurses and the end result may have been worse.


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