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Calif. Nurse Accused of Sexually Assaulting Unconscious Patient, and There May Be More Victims: Police

“Given the nature of these crimes, Sexual Assault-Child Abuse Unit Detectives believe there may be other victims," states a Riverside Police press release

<p>Riverside Police Department</p> Jacob Daniel Hartman

Riverside Police Department

Jacob Daniel Hartman

A California nurse has been arrested on accusations he sexually assaulted a female patient.

The Riverside Police Department began investigating the alleged incident after the patient reported that Jacob Daniel Hartman, 27, sexually assaulted her.

The incident allegedly occurred at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Riverside in mid-January.

“Given the nature of these crimes, Sexual Assault-Child Abuse Unit Detectives believe there may be other victims who have not come forward yet,” states a Riverside Police Department press release.

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Hartman is facing sexual assault charges that include battery of an unconscious person.

He is no longer employed at Kaiser Permanente, according to a hospital spokesperson.

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“At Kaiser Permanente, safe and high-quality care are always our top priorities,” according to a statement from the medical facility. “As soon as we learned of this serious accusation, we immediately cooperated with law enforcement and stated an internal investigation.”

Hartman was arrested last week and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center. He has since been released on $55,000 bail.

It is unclear if he has entered a plea or retained an attorney.

Anyone with information is asked to contacted Detective Daniel at 951-353-7120 or DSuarez@RiversideCA.gov.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to rainn.org.

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