HOSPITAL PATIENT CARE TECH CHARGED WITH RAPE, SODOMY, AND ORAL COPULATION OF FEMALE PATIENT

Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release
Case # 11CF0717






March 18, 2011

Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Spokesperson
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486

HOSPITAL PATIENT CARE TECH CHARGED WITH
RAPE, SODOMY, AND ORAL COPULATION
OF FEMALE PATIENT

 

SANTA ANA – A hospital emergency room patient care technician was charged today for sexually assaulting a female patient in her hospital bed while she was unable to resist due to intoxication. Francisco Ayala Jr., 27, Anaheim, is charged with 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. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 24 years in state prison. Ayala is being held on $100,000 bail and is scheduled for continued arraignment April 8, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.

 

At the time of the crime, Ayala was an emergency room patient care technician at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange. On the morning of March 8, 2011, Ayala is accused of sexually assaulting 33-year-old Jane Doe in her hospital room bed while assigned to her care. He is accused of raping, sodomizing, and engaging in oral copulation with the victim while she was intoxicated and unable to resist.

 

The victim later reported the sexual assault to the hospital.

 

The Orange Police Department (OPD) is investigating this case and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Lou Gutierrez at (714) 347-8794 or OPD Investigator Phil McMullin at (714) 744-7521.

 

Senior Deputy District Attorney Jana Hoffmann of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.

 

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