Trial was scheduled to begin today for Richard Alan Nolan, a nurse accused of sexually assaulting two male patients at Anaheim's Western Medical Center.
Charged in 2010 with five felonies ranging from sexual battery on an institutionalized victim to oral copulation, the 47-year-old made bail and has been free for three years pending today's scheduled Superior Court hearing in Santa Ana.
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A then-23-year-old patient at Western Med contacted police on July 30, 2010, to allege Nolan had fondled his genitals. Subsequent investigation turned up a man in his 20s who accused the licensed vocational nurse of sexually assaulted him at the hospital in June 2009.
Nolan was arrested on suspicion of felony sexual assault Aug. 18, 2010, at the hospital at 1025 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim.
"Hopefully, justice can be served for those victims and their families," someone close to a victim writes to the Weekly in an email.