NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A New Jersey nurse is in custody after authorities say he sexually assaulted two patients, including a 74-year-old woman in an emergency room. reports ( ) 29-year-old Wilbur Hernandez, a nurse in New Brunswick, is charged with sexual assault.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Cary says he is also charged with criminal sexual contact in a second offense involving a 49-year-old female patient.

Police say Hernandez has been suspended from his job at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Police say Hernandez held multiple nursing jobs at different New Jersey hospitals before his current job in New Brunswick. Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact New Brunswick detectives.

It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney to comment on his behalf.

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