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Male nurse arrested for sexually assaulting patient in Downey

Dean Trinh Ngo was arrested Aug. 23, 2012, by Downey Police on four felony counts of sexual battery.

August 29, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A male nurse was arrested last Thursday by Downey Police on four felony counts of sexual battery.

An adult female reported to police that Dean Trinh Ngo, 35, sexually assaulted her while she was a patient recovering from surgery at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Downey.

Ngo is a registered nurse. He was immediately suspended and placed on administrative leave by Kaiser Permanente.

During the course of the investigation, it was also discovered that the suspect may have been involved in an additional assault on June 2, 2012, where the female victim was also a patient recovering from a surgical procedure at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Downey.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Jaime Pelayo at (562) 904-2335 or Sergeant Dwayne Cooper at (562) 904-2340 at the Downey Police Dept.