A former Washington nurse Wednesday was found guilty of sexually assaulting three women who were emergency room patients.
Prosecutors charged Jared Kline, 38, with 10 counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a patient involving four women who were patients at George Washington University Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and United Medical Center between 2013 and 2014.
In finding Kline guilty, the D.C. Superior Court jury also rejected some of the accusations made by the women and acquitted him on an additional three counts. The jury was not able to reach a unanimous verdict in the four remaining counts.
Kline, of Falls Church, Va., is scheduled to appear in court again on June 28 at which point prosecutors will decide whether to retry him on the four counts. Kline faces a maximum of two to five years in prison for each of the three guilty verdicts.
Prosecutors Jason Park and John Timmer argued Kline forced the women to touch him inappropriately as he was taking their blood pressure and performing examinations. Kline’s attorney, Nikki Lotze, argued the touchings were accidental as Kline was trying to perform his nursing duties.
Earlier this year, Kline was acquitted in Prince George’s County of similar charges when he worked at Bowie Health Center in 2014.