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CARBON HEALTH URGENT CARE ASSAULTS

Authorities said 11 women reported incidents of indecent assault at Carbon Health Urgent Care, which has locations in Abington, Dresher and Montgomeryville.

Indecent assault charges held for trial against former Abington urgent care medical assistant

Ramon Garcia, 33.

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A former medical assistant employed by Carbon Health Urgent Care at its Abington, Upper Dublin, and Montgomery township locations will be tried in Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas on charges related to alleged indecent assaults on 11 women, according to The Mercury.

Ramon Garcia, 33, of the 6100 block of Elmhurst Terrace, Philadelphia, waived his preliminary hearing this week before Magisterial District Judge Juanita Price, according to court records. 

Garcia faces charges of aggravated indecent assault, invasion of privacy, indecent assault, impersonating a professional license holder, and possessing an instrument of crime, per records.

Authorities allege Garcia had assaulted 11 female patients while employed at the medical facility between November 2023 and March 2024, per reports.

According to documents, one alleged incident occurred at the urgent care at 2019 Welsh Road in Dresher, Upper Dublin. 6abc.com reported Garcia worked at the Montgomery Township location at 740 Bethlehem Pike in Montgomeryville.

Garcia remains at Montgomery County jail in lieu of $150,000 cash bail, per court records. A formal arraignment in county court is set for June 12.

Police said Garcia was initially arrested on March 11 for two reports of alleged inappropriate contact with women.

As part of his duties at Carbon Health, Garcia would sign in patients, take vitals, and take blood samples, per the report. He also allegedly conducted exams and took urine samples, per the article.

Some of the 11 victims reported Garcia was either in the room when they undressed  for exams, according to police.

On March 1, 2024, the first victim reported that Garcia told her she was randomly selected to be observed during a urine sample for a pre-employment drug screening, then watched her pull up her dress and urinate into the cup, police said.

Then, afterward, police said, he gave her his number and asked if she would go out with him on a date.

A second victim, according to The Mercury, told police Garcia identified himself as a nurse during a March 9 visit, and then proceeded to take her to an exam room, where he told her to undress. Police said he then conducted a pelvic exam on the victim, moved his head toward her “pelvic area” and she told him, “No,” before getting dressed and leaving.

Furthermore, authorities allege Garcia asked the second victim if she was in a relationship or had fantasies, and then gave her his number.

Once Garcia was arrested March 11, police received calls and reports from more women who had alleged encounters with Garcia.

Read more on the case here.

All suspects and defendants are innocent until proven guilty. This story was compiled using public court records.

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Tony Di Domizio

Tony Di Domizio is the Managing Editor of NorthPennNow and PerkValleyNow, and a staff writer for WissNow. Tony graduated from Kutztown University and went on to serve as a reporter and editor for various news organizations, including Patch, The Reporter, and The Morning Call. He loves creative writing, action figure collecting & reselling, music, and films with Michael Keaton & Al Pacino.

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