A former Stanford Hospital technician has been arrested for sexually battering a patient, Palo Alto Police announced Monday.
According to a press release issued by the department, last February the victim – a woman in her forties – reported to detectives that during a brief stay as a patient in the Clinical Decision Unit of Stanford Hospital at 300 Pasteur Drive earlier that month, a hospital employee had inappropriately touched her genitals and breasts on at least two occasions while she had been semi-sedated by medication. The suspect and victim were not known to each other prior to the crimes.
Detectives worked with the administrators at Stanford Hospital to identify the suspect as 35-year-old hospital technician David Ira Bradford of Fremont. At the conclusion of the investigation, detectives presented the case to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, who filed charges against the suspect.
On Sunday night at about 9:01 p.m., officers arrested the suspect without incident in the 34000 block of Calcutta Drive in Fremont. Officers booked Bradford at the Santa Clara County Main Jail, charging him with felony sexual battery by fraud, felony sexual battery of a hospitalized victim and misdemeanor sexual battery.
Currently Palo Alto detectives are not aware of any additional victims. Anyone who may have information about this suspect is asked to call the department’s 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.
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