Francisco Ayala Jr.: Patient Care Tech Held in Hospital Rape
The emergency-room patient-care technician is accused of raping, sodomizing and engaging in oral copulation with an intoxicated woman who was unable to resist in her bed at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange.
A 33-year-old woman in Ayala's care was sexually assaulted on March 8 at St. Joe's. She reported the crime to the hospital, which in turn informed the Orange Police Department. Ayala was arrested after an investigation that is ongoing.
Ayala could get up to 24 years in state prison if he is convicted of the charges against him: 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.
Anyone with more information about this case or who
believes they have been victimized at the hospital is asked to contact Supervising
District Attorney Investigator Lou Gutierrez at 714.347.8794 or OPD
Investigator Phil McMullin at 714.744.7521.