Alleged victim sues doctor charged with sexually assaulting surgery patients


John McGuire is shown in an undated photo released by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. He was arrested Aug. 19, 2015.

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TEMECULA, Calif. – A woman who said she was sexually assaulted by her surgeon at a Temecula hospital described the ordeal when her lawyers announced their third lawsuit connected to the doctor, who practiced in Escondido and other Southern California locations.

The civil suit claims that Dr. John Francis McGuire — already facing 26 felony counts in connection with multiple sex assault allegations against him — sexually assaulted plaintiff “Jane Roe No. 5” after she received a thyroidectomy at Temecula Valley Hospital in April 2015, according to KTLA.

When she went to the bathroom after awakening post-surgery, the plaintiff felt evidence that she had been sexually assaulted while unconscious, according to a news release from her attorneys, John Mittelman and Jeffrey Milman.

In the weeks and months after the incident, the Murrieta woman said she struggled to come to terms with what had happened. Family and friends told her they believed McGuire had assaulted other patients.

Read the full story at KTLA.

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