Nurse allegedly sexually assaulted patients at Kaiser hospital

DOWNEY - A male registered nurse at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Downey has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting hospital patients who were recovering from surgical procedures. Dean Trinh Ngo, 35, was arrested last Thursday and charged with four felony counts of sexual battery.

The Downey Police Department launched an investigation May 8 when a woman reported she was the victim of a sexual assault at the Kaiser hospital.

The woman said she was recovering from a surgical procedure when the assault took place.

Downey detectives, working with Kaiser Permanente staff, identified Ngo as a suspect. He was immediately suspended and placed on administrative leave, police officials said.

The investigation revealed that Ngo may have assaulted another female on June 2, while she also recovered from surgery at Kaiser.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective Jaime Pelayo at (562) 904-2335 or Sgt. Dwayne Cooper at (562) 904-2340.