Male Nurse Accused of Sexually Assaulting Sedated Female Patient
03/07/2016 AT 05:05 PM EST
Brandon Faunce, a 45-year-old nurse, has been charged with sexual assault and has been suspended from his job at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble, Texas.
Court documents claim Faunce's alleged victim came forward more than a year ago, filing a complaint with police a few days after being released from the hospital.
The victim says Faunce entered her hospital room and told her to take an unknown white pill. Not long after allegedly ingesting the medicine, the victim told police she "could not talk and had limited movement."
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She was allegedly conscious "and able to see what was happening in the room," court records indicate.
Faunce's alleged victim told police she was lying in bed when the nurse allegedly "began to rub her leg under the covers." When she tried to move her leg away, the woman claims Faunce began masturbating in front of her.
Police say Faunce moved his victim's head towards the edge of her hospital bed and forced the victim to perform oral sex on him.
Police claim a "fraction" of DNA evidence was left behind, according to court records. The victim was later able to identify Faunce from a lineup of photos.
Faunce is being held on $100,000 bail. It was unclear Monday if Faunce has an attorney yet.