WYCKOFF, N.J. – A male registered nurse from Maywood accused of sexually abusing a physically helpless and mentally incapacitated victim in Wyckoff was temporarily suspended from practice, state authorities said Thursday.
Radcliffe R. Rose, 51, "also agreed to the temporary suspension of his NJ registration as a Pharmacy Technician, which is currently expired," Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino said..
Rose was arrested on May 11 and charged with aggravated sexual assault following an investigation by detectives from Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal’s office and Wyckoff police.
Rose, who is married, remained held without bail in the Bergen County Jail on Friday.
His "licenses will remain temporarily suspended pending the resolution of the criminal charge against him and pending further action by the [State Board of Nursing and the State Board of Pharmacy]," Porrino said.
“Nurses are trusted to provide care for the sick and the vulnerable, not use them to satisfy their own depraved sexual desires,” the attorney general said.
“If these allegations are true, Nurse Rose represents a clear and imminent danger to the public," Porrino added. "We could not allow him to continue practicing while these charges are pending.”
“Protecting the public is paramount to our licensing boards,” said Steve Lee, director of the state Division of Consumer Affairs. “Given the nature of the allegations against Nurse Rose, the Boards took appropriate action in temporarily suspending him from practice until this very serious criminal matter is resolved.”
Deputy Attorney General Barbara J.K. Lopez, of the Consumer Affairs Counseling Section within the Division of Law is representing the State in this action.
Anyone who believes they or loved ones have been treated inappropriately by a licensed health care professional can file an online complaint with the State Division of Consumer Affairs by visiting its website ( http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov ) or by calling 1-800-242-5846 (toll free within New Jersey) or (973) 504- 6200 .
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