More women accuse ER nurse of sex abuse

Jeffrey McAllister in his court appearance on charges he sexually abused hospital patients (July 11, 2013, pool)
Jeffrey McAllister in his court appearance on charges he sexually abused hospital patients (July 11, 2013, pool)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Newly unsealed court documents obtained by KOIN 6 News reveals three separate women were allegedly abused by an emergency room nurse who worked at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

On Wednesday even more victims came forward, Portland Police Spokesman Pete Simpson told KOIN 6 News. He did not give specifics.

Jeffrey McAllister made his first court appearance Thursday on charges of Rape in the First Degree (two counts), Sex Abuse in the First Degree (three counts), Sex Abuse in the Second Degree, Sex Abuse in the Third Degree, and Sodomy in the First Degree (four counts).

His defense attorney entered a not guilty plea to all counts on the indictment.

McAllister, 38, worked at Legacy as an ER Technician from 2005 to 2008 and as an RN in the emergency room from 2008 to 2013. As of April 2013, McAllister was no longer employed by Legacy.

He was also a Legacy Health System security officer from 2004 to 2005, a Beaverton police officer from 2002 to 2004, a Seaside police officer from 1996 to 2002, and a reserve officer for the Independence Police Department in 1997.

Seaside Police Department Chief Of Police Robert Gross said nothing in McAllister’s personnel file indicates he had any performance issues during his employment with the Seaside Police Department.

McAllister also has work history as a nurse with St. Vincent Hospital (Providence) in Portland and Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Ore., PPB reported.

Police told KOIN 6 News they opened the investigation in April when a woman came forward and accused McAlister of sexually abusing her while she was in the ER at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

Detectives said the three alleged incidents they’ve discovered happened in September 2012, January 2013 and February 2013.

Daniel Worman, McAlister’s defense attorney, declined comment after the court appearance.

“At this time, I have no comment, but thank you for your courtesies,” he said.

McAlister’s family, who were in the court, also declined comment.

His next court appearance is slated for August.

KOIN 6 News will continue to follow this story.

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