(Eduardo Ramon Rodas Gaspar - Los Angeles Police July 7, 2006)
Back in 2006, Eduardo Ramon Rodas Gaspar skipped bail and fled to Guatemala after he was accused of molesting a number of female patients at the former Tarzana Hospital where he worked as a nurse.
He was the target of an international manhunt for 11 years that ended last month when he was extradited from Guatemala to the U.S. on June 29th.
But now a judge has granted Gaspar the ability to bail out and denied prosecutors' calls for higher bail, a move that has stunned LAPD Detective Ninette Toosbuy.
Det. Toosbuy was the detective hunting him from the beginning. She told the L.A. Times:
“I’m shocked. Let’s say he does skip bail again. … What are we telling our victims? What kind of message are we sending to them?”
13 women, ranging in age from their 20s to their 60s, report being assaulted by Gaspar. Some of them were still under the influence of anesthesia during the attacks.
Gaspar faces charges for assaulting 8 women, and has been charged with:
- 7 counts of sexual battery by fraud
- 5 counts of sexual penetration by foreign object
- 3 counts of sexual battery on an institutionalized victim
He was first arrested in 2006 on suspicion of 3 counts of sexual assault. Before he fled the country in 2006 he plead not guilty, and this week he plead not guilty again. If he gets convicted he'll face a maximum sentence of 26 years.
This guy needs to be in for life. Such scum, and shame on the judge for granting him the chance to bail out.
There are too many creeps in this world.