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By Elisha Fieldstadt
An Arizona Medical Center employee was arrested on Wednesday and accused.
Xavier Perez, 38, was taking care of a 48-year-old woman after being treated for back pain at Integrated Pain Consultants in Scottsdale when he sexually assaulted her, the woman reported to the police.
She said she recovered consciousness after treatment on June 25, 201
] "Over the next few months, the evidence confirmed the female victim's story of events and allowed detectives to establish probable cause of Perez's arrest," the statement said. He was accused of a number of sexual abuse.
Police said Perez also admitted to the assault, and even though he said it was a one-off, they are worried that he may have been exposed to other patients. They said he has worked at all Integrated Pain Consultants at several locations at some point.
Integrated pain consultants did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The attack comes after a former nurse at Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix was accused of sexual assault after a non-existent patient there was born in December. Nathan Sutherland, 36, was arrested on January 22 and has long been not guilty.