A male nurse in the small city of 64-year old Jeffer Sabino faces 36-counts of sexual assault and is being held on $1.3 million bail.
64-year old Jeffer Sabino faces 36-counts of sexual assault and is being held on $1.3 million bail.
CBS 47's Lemor Abrams reports from Avenal.
Jeffer Sabino is locked up now, but for at least two years, police say he went too far with women while examining them...at clinics in Avenal,
"Each one occurred when the nurse might be outside of the room, obviously in violation of the clinics policy," said Chief Jack Amoroso of the Avenal Police Dept.
One woman told police she felt so violated, she couldn't go back for a second exam.
Chief Jack Amoroso says she filed a complaint but was reluctant to report it to police fearing they wouldn't believe her.
"This is what concerned us...that the suspect might be targeting this type of victim feeling he could get away with it...that the credibility would be questioned...of the victim," said Chief Amoroso.
Still, the Chief believes the clinic was aware of the complaints.
"He was still working, unfortunately but they were aware that we were conducting a criminal investigation," said Chief Amoroso.
"Our clinic has completely cooperated with this matter," said Attorney Richard Conway.
Records show Sabino’s nursing license was suspended at least once.
"The clinic takes screening seriously," the attorney said.
Detectives are still combing through complaints.
They want women who feel violated to give police a call.