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Hospital tech charged with sexually assaulting patient

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MURRAY — An employee at Intermountain Medical Center has been charged with sexually assaulting a patient.

Jonathon Paul Jankowski, 34, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Wednesday in 3rd District Court with object rape, a first-degree felony.

On March 7, a patient at Intermountain Medical Center, 5121 Cottonwood St., needed to use the restroom but requested a bedpan and assistance due to an injury, according to charging documents. Jankowski was the tech assigned to his room. The patient identifies as a transgender man.

“Jankowski threw the bedpan on the floor and left it there stating it was not his job,” the charges state.

When the patient was done, the patient asked for help cleaning up, but Jankowski refused, saying it was “disgusting,” according to the charges. When he did help, he got fecal matter “all over” the patient and then yelled at the patient, “blaming him for the mess,” the charges state.

Later, while the patient was trying to sleep, Jankowski allegedly sat on the patient’s bed and asked if he could show him a small note. He then taped a pen to the patient’s leg, kissed the patient on the mouth and inappropriately touched the patient’s genitals, the charging documents state.

Intermountain released a brief statement regarding Jankowski on Thursday.

“Intermountain is committed to patient safety and this type of allegation is taken very seriously. Upon learning of these allegations, Mr. Jankowski was immediately suspended and then terminated at the conclusion of our investigation. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement. We have zero tolerance for any kind of inappropriate contact.”