Medical Sex Abuse

Breaking the Silence

Nurse sentenced to 34 years to life for sexually assaulting patients

Nurse Richard Alan Nolan was sentenced to 34 years to life in prison for forcing himself upon two male patients who were sedated and restrained, and another who believed he was receiving a medical exam. Mr. Nolan will register as a sex offender. He was found guilty of one felony count each of forcible oral copulation, sexual battery by fraud, sexual battery on an institutionalized victim and one misdemeanor count of sexual battery on an institutionalized victim and a sentencing enhancement allegation for having multiple victims.Nurse Richard Nolan sentenced for two incidents of sexual assault

In June 2009, Nolan forcefully orally copulated a male patient who was medically incapacitate and restrained to a hospital bed and did the same to another man in December. The following year, Nolan masturbated a third man while posing as a doctor performing an exam.

According to prosecutors, Nolan was a licensed vocational nurse at Western Medical Center in Anaheim for five years before the sexual assaults took place.


The Orange County Register – Alma Fausto 09/26/2014