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Eau Claire man charged with assaulting his nurse


Eau Claire (WQOW) - An Eau Claire man could spend nine months in jail for assaulting his nurse. 

Jacob Ward is charged with fourth degree sexual assault - that's a misdemeanor. 

According to the criminal complaint, Ward went to the hospital for medical treatment for seizures. A nurse conducted an EKG and Ward was medically cleared and released. Later that same day, Ward was waiting in the waiting room for a ride, when he claimed he was having another seizure and needed to be seen in the emergency room. The same nurse who treated him earlier took him to an exam room. That is when she said Ward grabbed her breast. The nurse told police she had to grab his arm to remove his hand. 

Ward is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers reportedly found a THC pipe in one of his shoes. 

Ward is out on a $500 signature bond. He is due back in court May 29 for a hearing. 

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