4th woman accuses ER nurse of sex abuse

4th woman accuses ER nurse of sex abuse

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by KGW.com Staff

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Posted on July 24, 2013 at 6:27 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 24 at 12:46 PM

PORTLAND -- Another woman has come forward, accusing a former emergency room nurse at Legacy Emanuel hospital of attacking her while she was a patient.

Jeffrey McAllister, 38, pleaded not guilty in a Multnomah County court  earlier this month. He was held on more than $2 million bail, indicted on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted three women while he was on duty.  Charges against McAllister include first-degree rape, first-degree sex abuse, and first-degree sodomy.

Police said he took advantage the of women while performing duties as a registered nurse at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center's emergency room.

The victims were "incapable of consent by reason of mental incapacitation and physical helplessness," according to a probable cause affidavit.

Investigators began looking into the allegations against McAllister in April.

He had been employed with Legacy since 2004, first as a security officer, then an ER technician.  Beginning in 2008 he became an ER nurse.

Before getting into the medical field, McAllister was also a former Beaverton and Seaside police officer. He was also a reserve officer with the Independence Police Department.

A spokesman with the Beaverton Police Department told KGW McAllister worked for the department from October 2002 to April 2004 when he resigned.

Hospital representatives said Portland police made them aware of the allegations in April and McAllister was promptly fired or put on leave. He has not worked at any of the hospitals since.

Police said there could be more victims. Anyone with additional information or  who may have been victimized was asked to call Portland police's Sex Crimes Unit at (503) 823-0400.

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KGW's Mark Hanrahan, Abbey Gibb and Justin Burton contributed to this report.

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