Wednesday, May 22, 2013


On May 10, 2013, a Riverside County Superior Court judge set a trial date for June 14  for a former male nurse, Paul Robert Simon, to stand trial on charges he sexually assaulted three patients while he worked at Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta. Mr. Simon is facing six felonies in case Riverside County Superior Court Case No. SWF1300076. These allegations are not evidence and Mr. Simon is presumed innocent. 

Mr. Simon is charged with three counts each of sexual battery on a medically incapacitated person and of lewd acts by a caretaker on a dependent adult. He faces a maximum of eight years in prison if convicted as now charged.  One count was added at the preliminary hearing and alleged that a third female victim was sexually assaulted by Simon in late 2009 or early 2010. That sexual assault was reportedly witnessed by a nurse at the hospital.

The allegations are that in April 2009, a woman was admitted to Rancho Springs Medical Center and briefly was on life support. When she awoke, she had difficulty moving her body but was mentally alert. It is alleged that Simon, her assigned nurse, went to her bedside and used the woman’s hand to masturbate him. Another time, Simon allegedly touched the same victim inappropriately during a time he was bathing her. In August 2010, another woman was admitted to the hospital and was unconscious when Simon was allegedly seen by at least one other nurse reportedly inappropriately touching a woman’s  upper thigh area under her hospital gown. Simon’s employment was subsequently terminated by the hospital.

A preliminary hearing was held in this case and determine that there was enough evidence for Mr. Simon to stand trial on on all six counts. These counts are three and four years old and it will be a case that relies on eyewitness testimony. The fact that there are three patients in one case will make it more difficult to defend and the defense will have its challenges.

Posted by Tracy Green, Esq. Please email Ms. Green, a very experienced nurse attorneylicense attorney, and board hearing attorney @ or call her at 213-233-2260 to schedule a complimentary 30 minute consultation.


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