LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Lubbock police arrested a man after staff at University Medical Center discovered an assault in progress. Mark Starosta, 35, is behind bars charged with aggravated sexual assault.
Lubbock police say Starosta was a patient at the hospital and sexually assaulted another patient inside the hospital. It is not clear what part of the hospital this incident happened in.
Police have launched a criminal investigation. The incident happened Saturday around 11:30 a.m.
UMC Vice President Greg Bruce released a statement Saturday evening. He writes that a patient was seen walking into an unauthorized area and that his staff responded quickly once they discovered what was going on.
It's not clear yet how this incident happened inside the hospital.
Online jail records indicate bond for Starosta has not been set yet.
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