Nurse Sentenced For Sexually Abuse of Patients at Hospitals in SLC Valley
A registered nurse convicted of sexually assaulting patients at two hospitals in the Salt Lake City Valley has been sentenced for his crimes. 55-year-old Adam Tae Kyun will spend at least 11 years in prison and up to life, with a sentence of two 5-year-to-life terms and one 1-15 year term. These terms will run consecutively and Lim must serve at least 11 years before he is eligible for parole.
Lim was convicted of object rape and forcible sexual abuse. During the trial, three victims testified that Lim sexually assaulted them at St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City and Intermountain Medical Center in Murray.
The first allegation dates back to 2009, with other incidents in 2014 and 2015. All three victims said that Lim touched them inappropriately and fondled them while they were patients at the hospitals.
Legal Recourse for Victims of Sexual Abuse by Nurses and Doctors
Brian Kent of AbuseGuardian.com is a former sex crime prosecutor who now represents survivors of sexual assault in civil lawsuits. We’ve asked him to discuss how the civil court system can help provide justice for those who have been sexually assaulted by nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals:
Medical professionals are highly trusted members of their communities, and the vast majority have earned this trust. But unfortunately, sexual assault by medical professionals is much more common than the general public may realize. The medical community has recently come under fire for their failure to properly reprimand those accused of sexual misconduct. According to a recent report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, almost half of the doctors accused of sexual misconduct or sex crimes in 2016 and 2017 remained licensed to practice medicine.
Patients who have been sexually assaulted by medical professionals can find justice in the civil court system. In cases involving negligence, victims may have grounds to file a lawsuit. Examples of such negligence include failing to contact law enforcement about allegations of sexual misconduct by a doctor or nurse or allowing a doctor credibly accused of sexual assault to continue practicing.
If you or a loved one is a survivor of sexual assault by a medical professional, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by speaking to one of our experienced sexual assault survivors attorneys.