Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
MALE NURSE’S ASSISTANT FACES TRIAL
FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING THREE FEMALE
HOSPITAL PATIENTS IN THEIR HOSPITAL BEDS
*Defendant also charged with molesting his young female relative and her friend
Otiniano worked as a nurse’s assistant at the
Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2 reported the assault to hospital staff while still admitted to the hospital. Jane Doe #3 sent a letter to the hospital after she had been discharged, also reporting the assault. Hospital staff reported the incidents to the police.
Otiniano is also accused of molesting a young female relative, Jane Doe #4, and her friend. Between January 1, 2000 and September 2, 2006, the defendant is accused of repeatedly molesting Jane Doe #4, when she was approximately five to 11 years old. During visits at the defendant’s and victim’s home, Otiniano is accused of touching the victim’s vagina and buttocks and lying on top of her.
On September 2, 2006, Jane Doe #4 invited her friend, Jane #5, 10, to her house. The defendant is accused of trying to kiss Jane Doe #5, stroking her hair, and touching her upper thigh. Jane Doe #5 immediately told her friend’s mother, who then asked Jane Doe #4 if she had ever been touched by the defendant. Jane Doe #4 told her mother about the ongoing molest and her mother called the police.
Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Walker of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.