Man Pleads Guilty to Raping Fellow Hospital Patient

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SANTA ANA (CNS) - A 28-year-old man is facing five to eight years in prison for raping a developmentally disabled woman at Huntington Beach Hospital, where both were patients, according to court records obtained today.

 Adrian Alfredo Sanchez of Garden Grove pleaded guilty Dec. 13 to rape of an incompetent person, rape, and two counts of assault with the intent to commit a sex offense, all felonies. Sanchez, who is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 9 in the West Justice Center in Westminster, faces five to eight years in prison, according to the plea deal, which was offered by Orange County Superior Court Judge Kazuharu Makino, court records show.

Police were called to the hospital's mental health services clinic June 23, 2021, regarding the attack, police said. Sanchez was a patient there and was accused of attacking another patient.

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