Elijah George

Elijah George, 21, is from Nigeria, and was studying engineering at Memorial University. (CBC)

21-year-old Elijah George has been convicted of sexually assaulting a nurse on the psychiatric ward at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's.

George, who was a patient on the ward in May 2013, rubbed himself up against the nurse. 

On Friday, the court sentenced him to time served and a year's probation. George had been in custody since the incident occurred. 

He was also found guilty of assaulting a nurse, and was given a suspended sentence.

George was found not guilty of voyeurism.

It is alleged he looked under a bathroom stall while a woman was in there.

George, who is from Nigeria, was studying engineering at Memorial University when he was put on the psychiatric ward.