REPORT: Highline Medical Center Employee Raped Injured Woman


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The Seattle P-I is reporting that a former Highline Medical Center employee has been charged with rape following allegations that he attacked a patient being treated there for a separate attack.

The P-I says that King County prosecutors contend emergency room technician Anthony R. Sims anally raped an injured woman who was being treated at the Burien hospital in January 2012.

Investigators contend recently processed DNA evidence backs the woman’s account.

The P-I’s report says:

Sims met the woman in her room, where he stripped off her clothes and wiped down her groin, Maley continued. The woman, who is in her 40s, told police she found the latter off putting because she had not been injured there.

The woman then felt a pain in her bottom, the detective continued.

Moments later, Sims appeared in front of her with his penis exposed, the woman told police. He is alleged to have requested oral sex.

Sims then left the room to get a blanket for the woman, who flagged down a passing staff member and reported the attack, the detective continued. Police were then called to the hospital.

Read the full report here.

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