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Male nurse accused of sexual assault

Michael McClendon

Michael McClendon

RIVERDALE — Clayton County police have arrested a male nurse for allegedly groping a female patient’s breast Sept. 24. 

Michael Tramaine McClendon appeared in Clayton County Magistrate Court Wednesday before Judge Richard Brown.

McClendon, 28, was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual assault against a person who is in the care or custody of another, regardless of consent.

The female victim was a patient at Riverwoods Behavioral Health Hospital where McClendon was a certified nurse’s assistant.

Police said the victim accused McClendon of fondling her breasts without her consent. McClendon reportedly didn't deny the allegation but said the woman encouraged it.

During a voluntary interview Nov. 6, McClendon reportedly told police that patient made sexual comments to him.

Brown set a $5,000 bond.

If convicted, McClendon could go to prison for up to 30 years.