More victims come forward in nurse sex assault case

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by KGW.com staff

NWCN.com

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 4:54 PM

PORTLAND – Additional victims have come forward since a former nurse at Legacy Emanuel hospital was charged with sexual assault, police said.

Jeffrey McAllister, 38, pleaded not guilty Thursday to 11 charges including first-degree rape, first-degree sex abuse, and first-degree sodomy.

Background: Former ER nurse pleads not guilty to 11 sex assault charges

Before McAllister was a nurse, he worked as a police officer for the Beaverton Police Department. Sources told KGW that McAllister resigned from the police department after he unintentionally fired his weapon while on duty.

One of his friends, who agreed to speak with KGW on the condition he remained anonymous, spoke about McAllister’s resignation.

“One morning he was in a different uniform. He wasn’t in a Beaverton Police uniform. He was actually in a security uniform,” the friend said. “I asked him what happened and he said he was giving the ultimate choice of quit or you’re going to be fired because he had an accidental discharge of a weapon in a house.”

McAllister’s family and attorney declined to comment after his first appearance in court Thursday. He was held on $2 million bond.

Police confirmed Thursday that more victims had come forward since KGW first broke this story Wednesday.

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