Nurse takes pic of man’s genitals, forced to give up license

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (KRON Wires) — A former New York hospital nurse who was convicted last year of taking a photo of the intimate parts of an unconscious man has surrendered her license.

Kristen Johnson, 27, of Fulton, gave up her nursing license and didn’t contest the charge of moral unfitness, the state Education Department announced.

She used an iPhone 5 to photograph an incapacitated male patient’s genitals, authorities said.

The Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office charged her last May after a nine-month investigation with unlawful surveillance and disseminating unlawful surveillance.

An investigation was launched after Johnson’s co-workers complained that she sent text messages containing images of two patients, according to a report by the New York Daily News.

She pleaded guilty in November to misdemeanor disseminating of unlawful surveillance photos under a plea deal that required her to give up her license and spend three years on probation.

Report compiled by KRON. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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