A 38-year-old Florida man filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit after a nurse allegedly sexually assaulted him during a hospital visit.
The man, identified in legal documents as “John Doe," was taken to Palm Springs Hospital on September 15 after suffering severe back pain. As he lay sedated in bed, ER technician Rene Martinez allegedly molested him twice. During the second assault, Doe pulled out his cell phone and recorded the event.
The footage appears to show 51-year-old Martinez entering the room, then sliding his hand into the patient’s boxers and fondling his genitalia (which has been blurred out in the picture below).
“I was like, ‘What’s going on?’ and he was like, ‘I was just checking to make sure you’re OK.’ That’s when I said, ‘OK this guy is up to something,’” the patient said, referring to the first assault.
(via Daily Mail)
Doe said he didn’t call for help because he was too scared and drowsy from painkillers. He noted that it caused him a lot of mental damage, especially since he was abused as a child, and that he hasn’t been the same since the event.
Following Doe’s police report, Martinez was arrested and charged with two counts of simple battery and an unnatural lascivious act, though he has denied all charges. In the report, Doe claimed that Martinez said he could make money by showing his private parts at a hotel nearby.
“I could make a hundred dollars or more by showing my private parts,” Doe wrote. “He kept coming into the room trying to convince me.”
Additionally, the browser history of Martinez’s phone allegedly showed visits to explicit male websites, according to the police report.
(via Daily Mail)
On Monday, Doe’s attorney Jeffrey Herman filed a lawsuit against the hospital, alleging that his client was not protected from sexual assault. The hospital, however, would not comment on the allegations.
Martinez’s lawyer Sabino Jauregui said he will fight the charges against his client, and also accused Doe of being a convicted felon with a long history.
Martinez is expected to appear in court in January. If convicted, he could face up to one year in prison.
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