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Medical Assistant Gets Four Years In Prison For Fondling Female Patients

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A male medical assistant arrested earlier this year has pleaded guilty today on charges he touched and fondled female patients under his care at a Laguna Hills hospital.

Narcisco Romanes Blando, 48, was immediately sentenced to four years in prison, and has been ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, reports City News Service.

Blando pleaded guilty to two felony counts of sexual battery on an institutionalized person and two misdemeanor counts of battery.

The first victim to come forward was a 60-year-old woman who said Blando stroked her hair and kissed her on the lips and cheek back in August 2011 while she was recovering from surgery. In February, prior to his arrest, Blando also rubbed the groin area beneath the hospital gown of a 54-year-old woman under the guise of putting a pain-killing lotion on her ankle for pain. The same woman awoke later to find Blando stroking her hair, then asking for her to kiss him.

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A third victim came forward after details of Blando's arrest and crimes were made public. That woman, a 65-year-old patient, said she was touched in January under her hospital gown in the groin area. The victim said Blando took away her call button to prevent her from seeking help. In court today, the victim said of Blando: "The creep that took advantage of me and my condition took all of my dignity and self-assurance and threw it away. I feel dirty and can't seem to get his rage and the look in his eyes out of my head."

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