A former Easton hospital employee has been charged after it was learned that he stole credit cards from patients and sexually assaulted an unconscious patient.
Travis K. Brooks, 35, of Trappe, Maryland, was arrested Tuesday for second-degree rape, third- and fourth-degree sex offenses, abuse of a vulnerable adult, and second-degree assault, according to Easton police.
After Easton police were called to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in April, authorities launched an investigation with detectives conducting multiple searches and seizure warrants involving Brooks. Officers were told that a patient had money stolen from her wallet while having a procedure done. It was at this point that detectives uncovered a video that was recorded by Brooks in December 2019, showing him sexually assaulting a patient who was unconscious. Detectives were able to identify the victim and confirmed that Brooks had committed the act and recorded it.
On Wednesday, Easton Police were assisted by the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office in executing a search and seizure warrant at Brooks’ Trappe, MD residence. He was arrested and served with two arrest warrants, charging him with second-degree rape, third and fourth-degree sex offense, vulnerable adult abuse, second-degree assault, two counts of stealing another’s a credit card, and eight counts of theft less than $100.
Brooks, who has a long arrest record and was charged with assault in July 2019 in a separate case, was being held without bond on the sex charges pending a hearing Wednesday afternoon.
However, It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney who could comment on the charges.
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