Cops: Hospital worker accused of rape kept working
November 26, 2014
Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police say a hospital allowed a nursing
assistant to continue working there for three months after a patient
reported being raped by him.
The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/1uG3Bi9 ) that Gonzalo Flores was charged Tuesday with raping a paralyzed male patient in March at St. Vincent's Medical Center. He was already awaiting trial on charges he sexually assaulted another patient in June.
An arrest warrant says Flores admitted having other sexual encounters with patients.
affidavit says the hospital's director of safety and security told
police he knew about the allegation in March but could not
Flores' lawyer declined to comment.
Hospital spokeswoman Caryn S. Kaufman said Tuesday that St. Vincent's takes complaints by patients and staff very seriously and investigates all claims.