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Police: Man sexually abused woman in a coma at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln

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Police are looking for a man they say sexually abused a 68-year-old woman while she was recovering in the hospital.

Police say the woman was in a coma inside NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln when a man entered her hospital room and sexually abused her Monday afternoon.

Police have released a picture of a man, seen inside the hospital's hallway. Police say there was one other patient in the victim’s room and that patient noticed the man when he walked in.

News 12 is told that patient felt something was wrong, so they called security and a nurse came in to check on the 68-year-old woman, who had been in a coma since April 21.

Police say when the nurse came in, the nurse saw a man with his mouth on one of the comatose victim’s breasts and called police.

After getting caught, police tell News 12 he fled.

The man police want to speak with walks with a limp and was wearing a white shirt, a jacket with red lapels,  black tie and red shoes

As of right now it’s not clear how the suspect got into the hospital.

There is no known relationship between the victim and the man in the video.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln told News 12 in a statement, "At NYC Health + Hospitals the safety of our patients and staff are our first priority always. Our staff immediately reported the incident to NYPD, shared the security video and are assisting with the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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