News & Notes: Princeton House Behavioral Health employee charged with sexual assault
An associate at Princeton House Behavioral Health was charged with sexually assaulting a patient, the Princeton Packet reported.
The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office announced the arrest of Jonathan Hodges, 36, on Monday.
Hodges faces one count of second-degree sexual assault and will appear in Princeton Municipal Court on Feb. 9. He is currently free after posting $50,000 in bail.
Princeton House Behavioral Health, which is not affiliated with the University, offers treatment services for adults experiencing mental health problems or substance abuse issues. A spokesperson for Princeton House Behavioral Health said that Hodges has been suspended from his job pending an investigation.
A 34-year-old female patient of Princeton House had reported on Jan. 28 that prior to her discharge that morning, an employee came into her room, put his hand into her underwear and sexually assaulted her, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said in a press release. Video surveillance showed Hodges entering the victim’s room several times for various lengths of time during a 14-minute period.
The investigation remains ongoing.