Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
Case # 10NF3012
June 21, 2013
Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
MALE NURSE CONVICTED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TWO MALE PATIENTS WHO WERE MEDICALLY INCAPACITATED AND A THIRD UNDER GUISE OF MEDICAL EXAM
WESTMINSTER – A male nurse was convicted today of sexually assaulting two male patients who were medically incapacitated and another male patient under the guise of a medical exam. Richard Alan Nolan, 48, Buena Park, was found guilty by a jury today, June 21, 2013, of one felony count each of forcible oral copulation, sexual battery by fraud, sexual battery on an institutionalized victim, and forcible oral copulation, one misdemeanor count of sexual battery on an institutionalized victim, and a sentencing enhancement allegation for multiple victims was found true. He faces a maximum sentence of 34 years to life in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration at his sentencing Aug. 16, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. in Department W-9, West Justice Center, Westminster.
Nolan was a licensed vocational nurse at the Western Medical Center in Anaheim for approximately five years before the sexual assaults.
In December 2009, Nolan was attending John Doe #3, who was asleep, and forcibly orally copulated the victim. On June 9, 2009, John Doe #1 was sedated in a hospital bed when Nolan entered the victim’s room and forcibly orally copulated him. John Doe #3 and John Doe #1 were both restrained in a hospital bed due to a medical condition and were unable to resist the sexual assault.
On July 29, 2010, Nolan was attending John Doe #2. Nolan fraudulently represented himself as the doctor and sexually assaulted the victim by masturbating John Doe #2 under the false pretense of performing an examination with no legitimate medical purpose for touching the victim in that manner.
Nolan’s mandatory lifetime sex offender registration will bar him from entering County recreational areas and City parks which have passed the Sex Offender Ordinance. Visit www.orangecountyda.com to read the prior press releases on the County’s Sex Offender Ordinance as well as the 14 other cities that have enacted the Child Safety Zone Ordinance including Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Anaheim, Fountain Valley, La Habra, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.
Deputy District Attorney Jess Rodriguez of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.