UPDATE: Additional Victims Come Forward — Man arrested for alleged sexual assault of mental patient in Ventura

buy arial, thumb sans-serif;”>During the month of February of 2015, Ventura Police Detectives identified additional victims of Juan Valencia, who reported that they were sexually assaulted while being treated for psychiatric reasons at Vista Del Mar Hospital.

On 6-4-15, Valencia was arrested in the 600 Block of County Square Dr., Ventura. Valencia was booked at Ventura County Jail for 289.6(a)(1)PC (sexual contact with a confined person), 289(b)pc (sexual penetration of a mentally disturbed person), 243.4(b) PC (sexual battery of an institutionalized victim), 289(e) PC (sexual penetration with an intoxicated person) and 261(a)(3)pc (rape of an intoxicated person).

In October of 2014, Ventura Police Detectives received a report of a sexual assault. The victim reported that in 2013, she was sexually assaulted by a staff member at

 Juan Pablo Valencia

Juan Pablo Valencia

Vista Del Mar Hospital, 801 Seneca St., Ventura. The victim was a patient confined to the hospital for psychiatric reasons at the time. The victim reported that the staff member began to pursue her sexually while she was confined to the hospital and then continued a sexual relationship with her immediately following her release from the hospital.

Ventura Police Detectives were able to determine the identity of the Vista Del Mar staff member as 37 tear old Ventura resident Juan Pablo Valencia and obtained his personnel records. Detectives also obtained the victim’s medical records and information on her previous mental health diagnosis.

On 1-21-15, Valencia was arrested in the 2600 Block of North Ventura Avenue. He was later booked at the Ventura County Jail for 289.6(a)(1)PC (sexual contact with a confined person), 289(b)pc (sexual penetration of a mentally disturbed person), and 261(a)(1)pc (rape, victim incapable of giving consent due to a mental disorder).

The investigation into this crime is ongoing. The Ventura Police Department is also seeking information on any additional reports of sexual misconduct by the suspect, Juan Pablo Valencia. Anyone with related information is urged to contact Det. Edwards of the Ventura Police Department at 339-4328.

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One Response to UPDATE: Additional Victims Come Forward — Man arrested for alleged sexual assault of mental patient in Ventura

  1. Bruce January 23, 2015 at 9:10 am

    It’s up to the family members of a loved one to ask questions
    regarding the reputation of employees that will be caring for your loved ones. Also in some cases it might be wise to place a camera in a relatives hospital room to make sure the patient is safe.
    I recently read a report of seniors in a nursing home in England that were found with large bruises on their faces and bodies! It was like someone beat up helpless aged people that could not fend for themselves!

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