Former Stanford Hospital worker arrested for sexual battery

A former hospital technician at Stanford Hospital and Clinics has been arrested for sexually battering a patient, Palo Alto police stated in a press release.

David Ira Bradford, 35, of Fremont, was arrested on Sept. 8 for allegedly inappropriately touching a woman in her 40s while she was sedated, police said.

David Ira Bradford is facing sexual battery charges for allegedly touching a Stanford Hospital patient while she was sedated. Photo from Santa Clara County Department of Corrections.
He purportedly touched her genitals and breasts on at least two occasions while she was semi-sedated by medication in early February, police said. The victim reported the incidents to detectives later that month.

The victim had stayed briefly as a patient in the Clinical Decision Unit of Stanford Hospital at 300 Pasteur Drive. She and Bradford did not know each other prior to the crimes, police said. Detectives worked collaboratively with hospital administrators to identify Bradford as the suspect, and the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office filed charges against him.

Bradford was arrested without incident on Sunday at 9:01 p.m. in the 34000 block of Calcutta Drive in Fremont. He was charged with two felonies: sexual battery by fraud and sexual battery of a hospitalized victim; and misdemeanor sexual battery. He was booked at the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

At this time, detectives are not aware of any additional victims. Anyone who may have information about Bradford is asked to call the Palo Alto Police Department 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to or sent by text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.


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Posted by Lee
a resident of Monta Loma
on Sep 10, 2013 at 8:22 pm

This guy was accused in Feb and it took until Sept to charge him?

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Posted by UC Davis Grad
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Sep 11, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Uh Lee -- read the article again. The victim REPORTED the incident in late February; the suspect wasn't identified until recently.

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