Primary Children’s Hospital employee charged with child sexual abuse

Primary Children’s Hospital employee charged with child sexual abuse

A hospital worker at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been charged with sexually abusing an 11-year-old patient.

According to the Associated Press, David Jensen, a nurse’s assistant at the children’s hospital, is accused of entering the young patient’s room on Oct. 9th, lifting the boy’s medical gown, and sexually molesting him.

David Elijah Jensen, 22, is facing one count of sodomy on a child and one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. According to a statement issued by a hospital representative, Jensen has worked at the hospital since September 2011.

The statement also said that Jensen was immediately suspended, then terminated by Primary Children’s Hospital.

Thanks to the courage of the brave victim who came forward and reported the abuse he suffered, Jensen no longer has access to kids at Primary Children’s Hospital.

The idea that for over two years, a sexual predator may have had unfettered access to vulnerable hospitalized children is deeply disturbing. It is my hope that the hospital and Salt Lake City law enforcement actively seek out other potential victims who may now have the courage to come forward as well. 

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