OC Male Nurse Convicted Of Assaulting Incapacitated Male Patients
WESTMINSTER (CBSLA.com) — A male nurse was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting two male patients who were medically incapacitated and another male patient under the guise of a medical exam.
KNX 1070’s Mike Landa reports Richard Alan Nolan was a licensed vocational nurse at the Western Medical Center in Anaheim for approximately five years before the sexual assaults.
Prosecutors say in December 2009 Nolan, 48, of Buena Park, was attending John Doe #3, who was asleep, and forcibly orally copulated the victim. On June 9, 2009, John Doe #1 was sedated in a hospital bed when Nolan entered the victim’s room and forcibly orally copulated him.
John Doe #3 and John Doe #1 were both restrained in a hospital bed due to a medical condition and were unable to resist the sexual assault.
On July 29, 2010, Nolan was attending John Doe #2. Nolan fraudulently represented himself as the doctor and sexually assaulted the victim by masturbating John Doe #2 under the false pretense of performing an examination with no legitimate medical purpose for touching the victim in that manner, according to prosecutors.
Nolan was found guilty of one felony count each of forcible oral copulation, sexual battery by fraud, sexual battery on an institutionalized victim, and forcible oral copulation, one misdemeanor count of sexual battery on an institutionalized victim, and a sentencing enhancement allegation for multiple victims was found true.
He faces a maximum sentence of 34 years to life in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration at his sentencing Aug. 16.
Nolan’s mandatory lifetime sex offender registration will also bar him from entering county recreational areas and city parks which have passed the Sex Offender Ordinance.