San Diego RT; Sex Charges

March 19, 2006

This is a horrible, horrible story out of San Diego. It hurts me to even post about it on this blog, but the fact is it’s the story of an RT. This man’s conduct violates just about every code of professional conduct, hospital policy, law, and moral and ethical truth possible. The story makes me sick.

WTOP: Sex Abuse Charges Stun Hospital Staffers
SAN DIEGO (AP) – Camera phones are now banned at the Children’s Hospital and Health Center’s convalescent unit. The curtains around patients must be left open most of the time. And administrators are considering installing security cameras in patients’ rooms.

Bleyle, a 54-year-old respiratory therapist at San Diego’s Children’s Hospital, is charged two counts of molestation and 24 counts of child pornography involving children under his care. He is accused of molesting brain-damaged, comatose boys and girls, taking cell-phone photos of himself in the act, and posting them on the Internet.
The precautions were prompted by one man: Wayne Albert Bleyle, a respiratory therapist accused of molesting brain-damaged, comatose boys and girls, taking cell-phone photos of himself in the act, and posting them on the Internet.

“This is the worst case of child molestation imaginable,” prosecutor Laura Gunn said in court last week. “I don’t know if we’ve ever seen a case like it before where the victims were so vulnerable.”

Bleyle, 54, is in jail on $5 million bail after pleading not guilty to two counts of child molestation and 24 counts of child pornography. But Gunn said Bleyle molested many more patients over the past decade, preying on the hospital’s weakest of the weak, including youngsters who would never be able to speak.

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