UPDATE: Transgender nurse get 18 months

Chad Thrasher (Source Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Chad Thrasher (Source Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Thrasher in court
Thrasher in court

By Joe Danneman - bio | email

Posted by Amber Jenkins - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

UPDATE: Chad "Chadea" Thrasher was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison.

It was the highest possible sentence.

UPDATE: A Hamilton County jury has found Chad "Chadea" Thrasher guilty on one count of Gross Sexual Imposition.

Thrasher will be sentenced on June 29.

PREVIOUSLY:

A health care worker is accused of groping another male patient at University Hospital.

Chad Thrasher, 24, is on trial charged with Gross Sexual Imposition. Thrasher is physically a man who lives as woman named Chadea.

He is accused of covering his lips with gloss, then kissing and fondling a male patient while he was recovering from surgery. The victim's fiancee and sister testified in court that the victim was taken advantage of by Thrasher.

The defense claims that the patient consented to the contact.

The jury is on break until next week. Thrasher could face 18 months in jail if he is convicted.

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