Hospital Worker Accused of Sexual Assault Patient

A 31-year-old emergency room technician was arrested last week for raping a woman inside the emergency room at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. The woman was reportedly too intoxicated to resist.

According to reports, police received a 911 call from inside the hospital from the woman, who said she believed she had been raped. Police responded, and an examination produced DNA that was later linked to EMT Jesse Karin Pena, who lives in Winchester. Pena was arrested and is expected to appear in court Monday morning.

“This is a hideous crime,” said Jim Amormino, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. “One should expect to get treated and this is the last thing you have to worry about.”

Pena worked only three times at Mission Hospital in October and November 2008, and also in February. Anyone with information, or who might also be a victim, is requested to contact Sheriff’s officials at 866-847-6273.

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