Citrus County Nurse Arrested Sexual Assault

Citrus County Nurse Arrested on Sexual Assault

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. – On September 14th, 2020, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was contacted in reference to the alleged sexual assault of a patient at a local hospital by a staff member.

The victim told the responding deputy that on September 11th, 2020, a registered nurse entered her hospital room and sexually assaulted her while administering medication. The suspect was identified as 64-year-old Mark Miskar, of Homosassa.

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64-year-old Mark Miskar, of Homosassa.

Based on the severity of the allegations, Detective Arnold with the CCSO Special Victim’s Unit immediately responded to the hospital to conduct an investigation, resulting in additional evidence being obtained that further supported the victim’s allegations.

Detective Arnold then made contact with Miskar at his residence in Homosassa to conduct an interview.  While speaking to Detective Arnold, Miskar made admissions to sexually assaulting the victim. He was placed under arrest for Sexual Battery with a bond of $10,000.00.  At this time, investigators believe this is an isolated incident.

“The detectives within the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit work tirelessly to seek justice for the most vulnerable victims within our community,” said Sheriff Mike Prendergast. “Medical professionals have taken an oath to do no harm and heal those in need, and Miskar betrayed the trust of not only his patient, but also his fellow medical professionals and our community as a whole.”

If you are a victim of sexual assault, there are a wide variety of local, state, and national resources available to help you. To report a past assault, please contact the CCSO non-emergency line at (352)726-1121. While your case is being investigated, CCSO’s amazing Victim’s Advocates can connect you with local counseling and support groups. Victims can also contact the national abuse hotline at 1-800-656-4673.

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