Police Arrest Anh Cu For Sexual Assault At Urgent Care Center
A Decatur man was arrested on August 14 and charged with sexually assaulting a patient at the Kaiser Permanente urgent care center in Duluth. 31-year-old Anh Cu was charged with sexual assault by a person with supervisory or disciplinary authority.
Cu worked as an emergency care technician at the center and was fired immediately after these allegations were made. He allegedly snuck into an exam room and watched as a female patient changed clothes before touching her inappropriately on May 22.
Cu was released from the Gwinnett County Detention Center and is currently free on an $11,200 bond.
Can Medical Facilities Be Held Liable For Sexual Assault?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of AbuseGuardian.com adds some thoughts on the legal rights of people who have been sexually assaulted in medical facilities:
Hospitals, doctor’s offices, urgent care centers, and other medical facilities have a duty to make sure their patients are safe. This includes making sure their premises are free of hazards that could lead to an accident, along with preventing dangerous people from hurting patients. When an innocent victim gets sexually assaulted at a medical facility, it’s important to both prosecute the offender and to determine if the facility could have done more to prevent the assault. In cases where negligence allowed the crime to occur, the victim may have grounds for a lawsuit against the facility. Some examples would be a lack of security allowing an intruder to get into an exam room or employing a doctor with a history of sexual abuse.
Survivors of sexual abuse in medical facilities who are considering taking legal action should speak with an experienced sexual abuse victims lawyer. This will help you better understand your legal rights, as your options will depend on the specific circumstances of your case.
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