Francisco Ayala Jr.: Patient Care Tech Held in Hospital Rape
Heads or tails as to what's uglier:Francisco Ayala Jr.
's police mug shot or the crime the 27-year-old Anaheim resident faces arraignment for this morning.
The emergency-room patient-care technician is accused of raping, sodomizing and engaging in oral copulation with an intoxicated woman who was unable to resist in her bed at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange.
Ayala could get up to 24 years in state prison if he is convicted of the charges against him: one felony count each of rape by use of drugs, rape of a person unable to resist due to unconsciousness of the act, sodomy by anesthesia or controlled substance, and oral copulation by anesthesia or controlled substance.
A 33-year-old woman in Ayala's care was sexually assaulted on March 8 at St. Joe's. She reported the crime to the hospital, which in turn informed the Orange Police Department. Ayala was arrested after an investigation that is ongoing.
Anyone with more information about this case or who believes they have been victimized at the hospital is asked to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Lou Gutierrez at 714.347.8794 or OPD Investigator Phil McMullin at 714.744.7521.
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