A sleep study technician was arrested Tuesday on charges he assaulted two women during sleep studies he was administering in two Pasco County clinics, authorities said.
Andrew Chickoree, 52, faces charges of sexual battery and battery for incidents that took place in two different Pasco County cities.
The first incident took place on July 26 at Florida Medical Clinic Sleep Lab at 6233 Abbott Station Drive in Zephyrhills, according to an arrest report. Chickoree inappropriately touched a patient there, Zephyrhills police said.
The second incident took place on Aug. 9 at Pasco County Sleep Center at 5453 Gulf Drive in New Port Richey, according to an arrest report. The patient in this case said Chickoree entered the room she was sleeping in and sexually battered her, New Port Richey police said. The incident was caught on video.
“I obtained video of the sleep study, where the victim is seen laying down in the bed,” New Port Richey Detective Eddie Campbell wrote in the arrest report. “The video I obtained is consistent with what the victim’s account of what she stated the defendant did to her.”
Authorities believe there may be additional victims.
Deputies ask that anyone who was a patient of Chickoree’s and believed he acted inappropriately toward them is asked to call Campbell in New Port Richey at (727)232-8902 or call Zephyrhills Detective John Oleson at (813) 780-0050.