ORANGE (CBS) – A patient care technician was arrested tonight on suspicion of sexually assaulting a patient he was assigned to monitor.
Investigators interviewed Francisco Ayala Jr., 27 who works at St. Joseph Hospital of Orange this afternoon. After questioning, he was arrested and booked into Orange County Jail on suspicion of rape, sodomy and oral copulation.
According to police, the Anaheim resident works in the hospital’s emergency room and was assigned to monitor the victim when she was admitted March 8. Ayala allegedly attacked the woman during his shift that night and continuing into March 9th.
The victim reported the alleged attack to hospital officials after she left the hospital and they notified police.
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