Stanford Hospital housekeeper arrested for groping sleeping man’s genitals

PALO ALTO (KRON) — A former Stanford Hospital housekeeper surrendered himself to police on charges that he groped another employee working at the hospital, police announced  on Thursday.

Enrique Ramirez, 56, of San Jose, was arrested on a misdemeanor sexual battery charge in connection with an incident that happened March 26 inside the waiting room of Stanford Hospital at 300 Pasteur Drive.

According to police, the victim, a man in his twenties, had been taking a nap in a waiting room in the middle of working a double shift.  The victim was employed by a contractor working at the hospital.

“He was awakened by someone rubbing his shoulders and back,” police said in a release. “Before he could stop the suspect, the suspect quickly slid his hands down the victim’s pants and touched his genitals.”

Police said the victim shoved the suspect away.

The victim told police he had seen the suspect around the hospital before, and believed him to be a hospital employee.

The administration of Stanford Health Care worked with detectives to identify Ramirez, police said.

At the time of the incident, Ramirez worked as a housekeeping employee for the hospital.

“An arrest warrant for misdemeanor sexual battery was obtained in May 2016, and on May 26, the suspect self-surrendered on the warrant at the Santa Clara County Main Jail,” police said.

There are no known additional victims, according to police.

Anyone with information about Ramirez or the incident is asked to call our 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413.

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