Man accused of sexually assaulting women at hospital appears in court

Healthcare worker, 51, appears in court charged with sexually assaulting seven women at a hospital

  • Hernando Puno, 51, of Layton, そのうちの4つはスコットランドにもあります, has been charged with nine offences
  • They relate to sex assaults of seven women from November 2012 行進する 2021
  • The healthcare worker has indicated to the court he would deny all nine charges
  • Puno has been granted bail to next appear at Preston Crown Court on February 2
  • 写真: Healthcare worker Hernando Puno arrives at Blackpool Magistrates' Court where he is accused of nine counts of sexual assault

    写真: Healthcare worker Hernando Puno arrives at Blackpool MagistratesCourt where he is accused of nine counts of sexual assault

    A healthcare worker appeared in court today accused of carrying out a series of sex attacks on women at a hospital.

    Hernando Puno, 51, is alleged to have sexually assaulted seven women while working at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

    In total he faces nine charges relating to incidents alleged to have occurred between November 1, 2012, と3月 1, 2021.

    He is charged with intentionally touching each complainant and that touching was sexual when she did not consent and he did not reasonably believe she was consenting.

    Mr Puno, who lives in the town, indicated he would deny the assaults during a five-minute hearing at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

    The chair of the bench, Robert Osinski-Gray, declined jurisdiction and sent the case for a trial at Preston Crown Court.

    Mr Puno was told he could remain on conditional bail until his scheduled appearance at the crown court on February 2.

    No ages were given for his alleged victims beyond saying that each was 16 or over at the time of the alleged assault.

    Mr Puno arrived at court with his wife and, after the hearing, both emerged from the building wearing black masks before Mr Puno, who is suspended from his job at Blackpool Victoria, drove them away in a white SUV.

    Mr Puno, 51, is currently suspended from his job at Blackpool Victoria Hospital (写真)

    Mr Puno, 51, is currently suspended from his job at Blackpool Victoria Hospital (写真)

    The defendant’s bail conditions include a stipulation that he remains in the country, that he does not approach any witnesses in the case, and that he continues to sleep each night at his home address.

    He is also banned from seeking employment in any healthcare setting, and from entering any local care practice unless it is for treatment for either himself or his wife.

    At the request of Sue Mugford, 防御, the bench confirmed that Mr Puno could potentially leave the country if such a departure was authorised by a senior detective in the Lancashire Constabulary.