Alright, they may not be Filipinos. No confirmation yet. But there is one site that posted the news referring to the two male nurses as Filipinos. If indeed they are, then this case is horrible and these two nurses, Russel Torralba and Alfredo Ruiz, are a shame for all the Filipino nurses working abroad! The two were caught in a hidden video cam sexually abusing a 98-year-old stroke victim. In addition, they were also seen fondling themselves.
The male nurses, Russel Torralba and Alfredo Ruiz, masturbated and groped each other at the foot of the woman’s bed, according to public records. At times, one of the men stroked the patient’s hand while being fondled, or appeared to bend down and kiss her.
The footage first released publicly by San Diego is from March 3 and March 11, 2011, however family members have discovered instances of lewd acts almost daily starting February 27, according to public records and family attorney William Berman.
“I myself couldn’t believe it,” said Berman, who added it was the most shocking case of elder abuse he’s seen in 15 years of practice in that specialty.
Details began emerging publicly last month when the nurses’ licenses were suspended at an administrative hearing October 24. The conditions of the suspension bar the men from working for a home health agency, but allow the men to continue practicing in hospital settings.
The District Attorney’s office is reviewing the case for possible criminal prosecution, spokesperson Steve Walker said.
Video note: Some of you may find the scenes graphic.
Note: A site has posted that the male nurses are both Filipinos. Anyone who could confirm this?
We wrote about the crying Filipino cop, Joselito Sevilla, here. When photos of the
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