HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT OF PATIENT
LAKELAND, FL (February 13, 2021) - On Friday, February 12, 2021, at approximately 9:45 p.m., a Lakeland Police Officer working an extra duty detail at Lakeland Regional Health was notified by hospital security of a possible assault on a patient inside the building. Upon investigation, detectives learned that an 82-year-old female patient was sexually assaulted in the elevator by a male employee of the hospital while being transported from one hospital floor to another for testing.
Detectives arrested 21-year-old Jordan Robert James, who was immediately detained by officers following the initial notification, charging him with Aggravated Sexual Battery (F1) and False Imprisonment (F3). James was transported to Polk County Jail without incident.
This remains an open and active investigation.