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HAWARDEN INCIDENT UPDATE

LOCAL NURSE ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OF PATIENT

Published: 03/01/2024




LOCAL NURSE ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OF PATIENT

 

RIVERSIDE, CA – Recently, the Riverside Police Department's Sexual Assault – Child Abuse Unit (SACA) began investigating allegations of a sexual assault that occurred at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Riverside.  An adult female victim reported she had been admitted into the hospital in mid-January 2024 for several days, during which a male nurse sexually assaulted her while being cared for.  The nurse was identified as 27-year-old Jacob Daniel Hartman of Corona.

 

This investigation resulted in Mr. Hartman’s arrest on Wednesday, February 28th.  He was subsequently booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for sexual assault charges, including sexual battery of an unconscious person.  He has since been released on $55,000 bail.

 

“At Kaiser Permanente, safe and high-quality care are always our top priorities,” stated a hospital representative.  “As soon as we learned of this serious accusation, we immediately cooperated with law enforcement and started an internal investigation.  At this time, the individual is no longer employed by Kaiser Permanente.”

 

Given the nature of these crimes, SACA Detectives believe there may be other victims who have not come forward yet.  Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation and arrest of Jacob Hartman should contact Detective Daniel Suarez at [email protected] or (951) 353-7120.

 

Those wishing to remain anonymous can email [email protected], or download and use the Riverside Police Department’s “Atlas 1” mobile app by utilizing the “Send a Message” feature.  Our app can be downloaded here at APPLE or ANDROID.