At certain vulnerable times in our lives, we must put our safety and care in the hands of people in a position of authority. This is true as we age and must rely on the care of the staff at a retirement community or nursing home. It’s also true when we are sick and must trust physicians and nurses to look after our wellbeing.
It’s hard to accept that someone in such a highly regarded position could abuse the power they have over our lives. They can target our finances, neglect our care, and in some instances even subject us to physical and sexual abuse.
Victims of these awful crimes should feel protected when they come forward to seek justice and secure support to rebuild their lives. The legal professionals at Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC serving Santa Barbara County, understand the anxiety a victim may have about coming forward with sexual assault allegations. We want to provide the security our clients need to pursue justice and make sure they are safeguarded from more harm.
Former Employee at Lompoc Valley Medical Center Arrested on Sex Assault Charges
Oxnard Police arrested a registered nurse after a former patient accused the man of sexually assaulting her during an emergency room visit. According to investigators, the assault occurred at St. John’s Regional Medical Center on Rose Avenue in Oxnard.
The suspect is 37-year-old Graham Fusch of Santa Barbara. According to an Oxnard Police press release he was apprehended on March 11, 2022, and charged with sexual assault. The suspect was booked into the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility and then released on 100,000 dollars bail.
Other media reports indicate that Mr. Fusch worked at Lompoc Valley Medical Center in Santa Barbara County as recently as 2018. The Oxnard Police Department’s Family Protection Unit is investigating if this recent allegation was an isolated incident or if there may have been other cases of sexual assault in Oxnard or at past hospitals where Graham Fusch has worked.
Anyone with information regarding this sex assault case or any similar incidents at any nearby hospitals involving Graham Fusch should contact Oxnard Police Detective Kevin Adair (805) 385-7663. You can also report information at the Oxnard Police Department’s website: www.oxnardpd.org. Once there, click on “Report Suspicious Activity.” Reports by phone or online can be made anonymously.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Ventura and Santa Barbara County Victims
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an assault at Lompoc Valley Medical Center, St. John’s Regional Medical Center, or any other local facility please reach out to an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Contact Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC for a completely confidential and free legal consultation. It’s critical that victims are informed of their rights and the benefits available to help them rebuild their lives.
For more information on holding healthcare workers accountable for their actions, please visit our page on Institutional Liability for Abuse in Santa Barbara County.