|Hal Lavaun Weston|
A man who was under arrest for public drunkenness, is now suing a police officer after a sex act was performed on him during his stay at a hospital, according to a lawsuit filed in court.
The Utah man claimed he was sodomized by a hospital worker while unconscious, and is suing the police officer on duty because he failed to stop the alleged sexual assault.
Brett Jensen is suing Logan City Police Officer James Gale, along with the Logan Regional Hospital, and employee Hal Lavaun Weston, because of the incident at the hospital, where he was taken after collapsing in a police vehicle.
Jensen, who was charged with public intoxication, trespassing and urinating in public, said that Gale called emergency medical services to take him to a hospital and followed the ambulance in his patrol car to the hospital.
According to the lawsuit, Gale left him unconscious and incapacitated in a treatment room in the care of Weston, who was arrested after performing unsolicited o sex on Jensen.
Jensen is accusing Gale of allowing Weston to perform the sex act while he was unconscious and handcuffed, because he did not try to detain or arrest Weston despite witnessing a felony sexual assault.
The lawsuit also alleges that for 30 minutes after the assault, hospital administrators, employees, contractors, staff and security allowed Weston to re-enter the room.
Weston was later interviewed, arrested and booked into the Cache County Jail on suspicion of forcible sodomy. He was fired from the hospital.