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Sexual Assault Took Place in Hospital, Says OC Woman

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An Orange County woman reported that she was sexually assaulted by a hospital employee while in the emergency room of St. Joseph Hospital in Orange. The OC Register reports that the alleged assault happened on the morning of March 9, by a male patient-care technician. There were no witnesses, and investigations -- including interviews with the woman and the employee -- are still ongoing:

St. Joseph's officials acknowledged receiving a patient complaint involving misconduct but declined to provide additional details, noting that it was "important for us to respect the rights and privacy of everyone involved in this situation."

Hospital officials did, however, file a report with the Orange Police Department.