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September 26, 2014

MALE NURSE SENTENCED TO 34 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TWO MALE PATIENTS WHO WERE MEDICALLY INCAPACITATED AND A THIRD UNDER GUISE OF MEDICAL EXAM

Filed under: California Defense Attorney — fayarfa @ 7:00 pm

WESTMINSTER – A male nurse was sentenced today to 34 years to life in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration for sexually assaulting two male patients who were medically incapacitated and another male patient under the guise of a medical exam. Richard Alan Nolan, 49, Buena Park, was found guilty by a jury June 21, 2013, 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.

Nolan was a licensed vocational nurse at the Western Medical Center in Anaheim for approximately five years before the sexual assaults.

In December 2009, Nolan 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 #2under the false pretense of performing an examination with no legitimate medical purpose for touching the victim in that manner.

At the sentencing today, John Doe #2 delivered an impact statement to the court and described the defendant as a monster who violated a position of trust to take advantage of people in their most vulnerable state.

Deputy District Attorney Jess Rodriguez of the Sexual Assault Unit prosecuted this case.

Orange County District Attorney / Case # 10NF3012 / September 26, 2014

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