Nursing assistant accused of fondling female patients on trial


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Nursing assistant accused of fondling female patients on trial

By Spencer Lubitz. CREATED Feb 11, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A former nursing assistant accused of groping and fondling his female patients, faced one of his accusers in court on Tuesday.

It has been more than five years since multiple women made those explosive claims against a nursing assistant who they said took advantage of them during their most vulnerable moments.

Tuesday, the courtroom heard from one of those women who said Steven Farmer provided her with amazingly attentive care, before becoming far to hands on.

61-year-old Farmer is facing multiple charges including sexual assault, indecent exposure and lewdness with a child under 14 years of age.

These accusations all come from Farmer's former patients who were treated by the nursing assistant at Centennial Hospital back in 2008.

One of the accusers took the stand saying Farmer was initially very kind toward her while she was under his care in the emergency room, but noticed a sharp change in his behavior while he transported her to another room.

"When he was talking me his tone was different. 'You should be sleeping. The medication I've given you, you should be sleeping.'"

That woman then said Farmer continued to assault her.

Although the defense questioned a doctor who pointed out the patient was under medication at the time, which could have clouded or perhaps falsified her memories.

The trial is expected to continue on Wednesday.