The state Department of Public Health is investigating after a Stamford man, receiving treatment for PCP use, was recently charged with sexually assaulting a heavily sedated woman at Norwalk Hospital late last month.
On Tuesday, a day after Rodney Daniels, 44, faced a judge on charges of first-degree sexual assault and making a false statement, a spokesperson for DPH said the department’s investigation was ongoing.
The extent of DPH’s investigation into the matter was unclear, but the department has purview over regulating hospitals.
Daniels remains in custody on $500,000 bail as he awaits an Oct. 26 court date.
In an arrest warrant affidavit, investigators noted that hospital staff took more than five hours to notify authorities about suspicions that Daniels had sexually assaulted the woman.
When asked about the delay, a hospital spokeswoman said she could not comment further, citing medical privacy laws.
The hospital’s president, Peter Cordeau,