MIAMI (CBS4) –  A South Florida nurse technician was arrested Tuesday on charges he raped a patient in his care at Kendall Regional Medical Center.

Luis Alfonso Lucero, 37, was charged with one count of sexual battery.

Miami-Dade Police say the victim, a 45 year old woman, was admitted to the hospital on August 2 to be treated for alcohol intoxication and was under the care of Lucero.

While in the hospital room, police say, Lucero had non-consensual intercourse with the victim.

Lucero was arrested after he allegedly admitted to the assault on a controlled phone call to the victim that was monitored by police.

Anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.


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