NWTH Assault Investigation

Police are investigating possible criminal activity at an Amarillo hospital. They've issued a warrant for Northwest Texas Hospital employee Wayne Struchen.

He's accused of misdemeanor assault by contact. Corporal Jerry Neufeld says Struchen allegedly entered an eleven-year-old patient's room for maintenance work and improperly touched her, "he's getting her to help him do some maintenance work at which time he grabs her rear end".

Neufeld notes the crime carries a punishment of a 500-dollar fine and no jail time.

The child's family says she was receiving treatment at the hospital for severe attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder.