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EMT Arrested for Rape at Mission Viejo Hospital

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Jul 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

Jesse Pena, an emergency room technician was arrested on suspicion of raping a female patient inside the hospital who was too intoxicated to resist. The patient was taken to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California for treatment and was under the influence of an anesthetic substance and possible controlled substance. The victim told investigators that she was too intoxicated to resist however, she knew she had been raped.

Investigators form the Orange County Sheriff's Department linked Pena to the rape via DNA. The victim called 911 from the hospital to report the assault and told investigators that she was semi-conscious and intoxicated during the assault.

Pena was working as an independent contractor for many hospitals in Orange County, Riverside County and San Diego County. When arrested, Pena was in the city of Ontario at the home of his mother and being held in Orange County Jail on $500,000 bail.

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Courtney Pilchman

Courtney Pilchman was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She prosecuted very high profile cases and had a ...


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