Palo Alto police have arrested a former Stanford Hospital housekeeping employee on suspicion of sexually battering another employee working at the hospital.
The suspect, 56-year-old Luis Enrique Ramirez of San Jose, was arrested May 26 after surrendering on an arrest warrant for a charge of misdemeanor sexual battery.
It was determined that at the time of the incident, Ramirez worked as a housekeeping employee for the hospital, police said.
Early in the morning on March 26, police responded to a report of a sexual battery that had just occurred in a waiting room at Stanford Hospital, 300 Pasteur Drive. Police arrived on the scene minutes later but could not locate the suspect.
The victim, a man in his 20s employed by a contractor working at the hospital, had been taking a nap in a waiting room in the middle of working a double shift. He was awakened by Ramirez rubbing his shoulders and back, police said. Ramirez then allegedly slid his hands down the man’s pants and touched his genitals.
The victim shoved Ramirez away, and Ramirez then walked away quickly. The victim told police he had seen Ramirez around the hospital before, and believed him to be a hospital employee.
Detectives are not aware of any additional victims. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.