JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - New allegations of fondling against a jailed CMMC nurse are surfacing in the Capital City.
A Jackson woman claims to have been targeted months ago and warned hospital officials to no avail.
Denise Smith said she is also a victim of Scott McLean's, the Central Mississippi Medical Center nurse charged with the sexual battery of patients
"And they show his picture. I jumped clean up off the couch and said 'Oh my God. That's the same guy'," said Smith.
According to the 31 year old, she was at the hospital in June recovering from surgery, heavily sedated, when McLean touched her inappropriately.
"He woke me up by him taking my hand from under my face. I was sleeping with my hand under my face, and he had his hand up under my covers. So I really don't even know how long he had been fumbling with me," said Smith.
The Jackson resident said the 53 year old was not her nurse, but had come into her room telling her about his family and that his wife was also a registered nurse.
She said he insisted on helping her go to the bathroom, but she declined.
Smith said McLean was startled when she awoke.
"I looked dead into his face and he said 'Hey' and I said 'Hey'. And he said 'I'm just here trying to comfort you'. And I looked at him and I'm like 'How you trying to comfort me with your hand up under my cover," asked the former patient.
The former cosmetology student said another nurse walked in and McLean left, and she reported to her what happened.
McLean's accuser said she later spoke with a nurse administrator.
"Laura Randolph is who I talked to that next following day after I talked to the nurse manager that was working that floor that night. She told me she was gonna run a full investigation," said Smith.
The recovering patient she said asked to be discharged and never heard from hospital officials again.
She told WLBT that did not follow up because she had gall stone surgery in August, and another operation in October.
Procedures she refused to have performed at CMMC.
"If they would have done what they were supposed to do then he wouldn't have had a chance to do that to nobody else," said Smith.
Calls to CMMC officials for comment on the case have not been returned.
Smith said she now plans to file charges against McLean.
He remains in custody at the Hinds County Detention Center under a $150,000.00 bond.
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