Central Coast hospital worker accused of sexual assault

January 24, 2015

Vista del Mar HospitalVentura police arrested a 37-year-old man Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting a patient at a Central Coast psychiatric hospital. [CBS]

Police booked Juan Pablo Valencia into the Ventura County Jail for sexual contact with a confined person, sexual penetration of a mentally disturbed person and rape of a victim incapable of giving consent due to a mental disorder. He is no longer in custody.

In 2013, Juan Pablo Valencia was working at the Vista Del Mar Hospital, currently the only medium-term, mental health hospital within San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

In October 2014, the former patient of the hospital told police that Valencia pursued her sexually at the hospital and after she was released.


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  1. ND1857 says:

    WELL YOU KNOW WHAT, I WAS SEXUALLY LAST YEAR AT THE MAXINE LEWIS HOMELESS SHELTER. I WENT TO THE MANAGEMENT AT THE SHELTER TWO TIMES ASKING FOR THEM TO INVESTIGATE AND REVIEW VIDEO FOOTAGE. THEY “NEVER GOT AROUND TO IT”. SO I WENT TO THE POLICE STATION, I FILED A REPORT, THE POLICE PRETTY MUCH WROTE THE REPORT WRONG, I DIDNT SEE ALOT OF KEY POINTS I HAVE STATED IN THE REPORT. FURTHER MORE THE STAFF AT SHELTER LIED AND TOLD THE POLICE THEY REVIEWED VIDEO SURVEYLANCE AND THERE WAS NO SUCH INCIDENT. AS WELL AS THEY LET THE CREEP ON THE SHELTER PREMISIS AFTER I FILED COMPLAINTS WITH STAFF, AS WELL AS FILED A POLICE REPORT. DELIBERATELY PLACING ME IN THE HARMS WAY OF THAT CREEP. I THINK I WOULD HAVE HAD A CHANCE IF I WAS A WOMAN INSTEAD OF A MAN WITH THE POLICE,, THIS WOULD HAVE MADE THE NEWS. THANKS ALOT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR DOING NOTHING. AND MAXINE LEWIS FOR COVERING THEIR OWN BACKS. …… SKUM!!!!

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    • ND1857 says:

      SEXUALLY ASSAULTED*

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      • indigo1955 says:

        I am so sorry this happened to you. I would consider contacting a rape crisis hotline. These things need to be healed-and people who will genuinely listen and care about you, while helping you with therapeutic interventions might be just what you need. I believe you. And I know this can turn into lingering trauma, so please do consider help. Just because you were homeless-does not mean you are less than anyone else. That is only stigma.

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        • ND1857 says:

          i wasnt raped i was assaulted sexually.. and im mad as hell. police did nothing to investigate. And i was homeless before i came to san luis obispo. thumbs down. And i wrote this to show people what happens out there and people dont give a damn. spirit of the central coast, foowy.

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          • ND1857 says:

            wasnt*

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          • willieslo says:

            ND1857 says:
            01/25/2015 at 7:43 pm
            “spirit of the central coast, foowy.”

            You got to be a billionaire celebrity like Opra Whinfrey to get the first class treatment!

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  2. Black_Copter_Pilot says:

    Here is an article with a better explanation.

    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Ventura-Hospital-Staffer-Arrested-Accused-of-Raping-Psych-Ward-Patient-Police-289531701.html#

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    • CentralcoastRN says:

      Thank you. Makes much more sense.

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  3. Zuma7 says:

    I believe the same type of thing happened at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara last year.

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    • Zuma7 says:

      Jose Carrillo was arrested in Oct. 2012 for sexually assaulting two female patients at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.

      It makes you wonder if the hospitals use E-Verify and do back ground checks on the people they hire to take care of you.

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  4. indigo1955 says:

    He is no longer in custody???? Are you kidding me????! Who would let a monster back out on the streets who took advantage of someone not even capable of defending themselves or consenting?? What was the bail set at-and why wasn’t a charge of stalking added??

    What a frightening aspect it is to be in a situation where you are helpless and at the mercy of some fiend! There are times when I want to just give up on this world and find a cave.

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    • tmiller says:

      Funny how this man is being treated as guilty. I hope this patient did not get abused while hospitalized. Hopefully it was not true However he did end up in custody:-\

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