New Jersey psych hospital worker sentenced for sex with patient

October 24, 2012

EWING, NJ— A former employee of Trenton Psychiatric Hospital was sentenced to two years of probation today in Superior Court for having criminal sexual contact with a patient at the hospital in 2009.

Marcus Walton, 31, of Trenton, pleaded guilty to the charge in August, admitting to having sex with the patient. Prosecutors have said the sex was consensual.

Walton voluntarily left his job at the hospital and will be barred from working in a similar facility, Judge Mark Fleming said. Walton’s sentence requires him to serve 40 hours of community service, undergo a mental evaluation for sex offenders and complete any recommended treatment. He is also barred from having any contact with the victim.

Source: Jenna Pizzi, "Former Trenton Psychiatric Hospital employee is sentenced to probation for sex with patient," Times of Trenton,  October 23, 2012.


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