30-year-old physical therapist accused of sexually assaulting 75-year-old Florida patient

Regginald Jesse Jackson
Posted at 10:28 AM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 10:28:47-05

RIVERVIEW, Fla. — A 30-year-old physical therapist was arrested Monday night in Florida, accused of sexually assaulting a 75-year-old woman.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said they were called to St. Joseph's Hospital South in Riverview, Florida, after a nurse working at the hospital said an alarm began to sound in the room of a 75-year-old female patient.

When the nurse went to monitor a live feed camera inside the room to check on the patient, the sheriff's office said she witnessed a physical therapist at the hospital, identified as Regginald Jackson, 30, placing his genitals in the patient’s mouth.

Detectives said they attempted to question Jackson, but he refused to comment on the alleged incident.

Jackson was arrested and charged with sexual battery.

Detectives believe there could be other patients who are victims.

The sheriff's office is asking anyone with information on prior incidents involving Jackson to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200 or Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477) to report a tip anonymously.