Former Easton hospital employee accused of sexually assaulting unconscious patient
EASTON, Md. – A former Easton hospital employee has been charged after it was learned that he stole credit cards from patients and sexually assaulted an unconscious patient.
In April of this year, officers with the Easton Police Department responded to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center for a theft report. It was learned that a patient had money stolen from her wallet while having a procedure done. Through further investigation, officers learned that 35-year-old Travis Brooks, who was an employee of the hospital at the time, had stolen the money. During the investigation, it was also uncovered that Brooks was taking photos of patients’ credit cards.
An investigation into the stolen credit cards was then launched, with detectives conducting multiple search and seizure warrants involving Brooks. It was at this point that detectives uncovered a video that was recorded by Brooks in December 2019, showing him sexually assaulting a patient who was unconscious. Detectives were able to identify the victim and confirmed that Brooks had committed the act and recorded it.
On Wednesday, Easton Police were assisted by the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office in executing a search and seizure warrant at Brooks’ Trappe, MD residence. He was arrested and served with two arrest warrants, charging him with second degree rape, third and fourth degree sex offense, vulnerable adult abuse, second degree assault, two counts of stealing another’s credit card, and eight counts of theft less than $100.