Allied Universal Security Guard Accused of Sexual Assault at Hospital
A security guard tasked with protecting a woman at Springs Memorial Hospital has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting her as she slept. According to the arrest warrant, 21-year-old Dontrail Campbell – an employee of Allied Universal Security – admitted to sexually assaulting the woman in her room at Springs Memorial Hospital.
The woman was in the hospital for an evaluation and says she woke up to find Campbell sexually assaulting her on January 8. The warrant says that in a second interview, Campbell confessed to “committing the sexual battery of the victim.”
Campbell was arrested on January 11 and charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. This is a felony which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
Campbell has been released from the Lancaster County Jail on $10,000 bond.
Allied Universal had a contract to provide security for the hospital.
Legal Recourse for Survivors of Sexual Assault in Hospitals
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of AbuseGuardian.com specializes in helping survivors of sexual assault find justice through civil lawsuits. We’ve asked Brian to share some insight regarding the legal options available to those who have been sexually assaulted in hospitals and other medical facilities:
When we need to visit a doctor’s office or hospital, we expect to be provided with high-quality medical care in a safe environment. No one expects to become the victim of sexual assault while hospitalized, but sadly, this is more common than many of us may realize. There have been nationwide cases of hospital patients being sexually assaulted by hospital staff, other patients, and intruders. When this happens, it’s critical to both prosecute the offender and determine if the hospital or another third party was at fault for failing to prevent the assault.
In some cases, a third party (such as a hospital or security company) was negligent in a way that enabled the assault to occur – such as having inadequate supervision, a lack of security, or for hiring an employee with a history of sexual misconduct. In cases of negligence, the victims and their families may have the right to file a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted as a hospital patient, our experienced sexual assault survivors lawyers want to help your family fight for justice. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more about your family’s legal options.
Local News Coverage from WSOC-TV
Location of Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, SC