MURRIETA, California — A former nurse at a Riverside County hospital was sentenced to two years in state prison after pleading guilty to a charge resulting from patient molestation allegations.
UT San Diego reports (http://bit.ly/19QWrOQ ) Paul Robert Simon, a former employee of Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta, entered his plea Friday.
In a plea bargain with the district attorney, the 53-year-old Simon agreed to plead guilty to a charge of burglary for entering a hospital room with the intent to sexually molest an incapacitated patient.
In exchange, prosecutors dropped five felony charges, including three counts of sexual battery on a medically incapacitated person.
Because the charge he pleaded to is not sexual in nature, Simon will not have to register as a sex offender.
Information from: U-T San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com