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Former caregiver gets 25 years to life for assaulting patients

Matthew Fluckiger pleaded responsible to sexual assaults at nursing properties and rehabilitation facilities.

LA MESA, Calif. — Warning: Please observe this text and video accommodates mentions of rape and sexual assault that may be disturbing.

A former nurse who pleaded responsible to sexually assaulting two patients at native nursing properties will spend the subsequent 25 years to life in jail.

A state court docket decide sentenced Matthew Fluckiger at present, June 8, for the violent assaults of feminine patients who had been in his care.

A jury had beforehand discovered Fluckiger responsible of assaulting a 3rd sufferer, Lisa Huntsman, at Parkway Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation in La Mesa as she recovered from a extreme leg wound and issues from shoulder surgical procedure.

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In an emotional interview, Huntsman sat down with CBS 8’s Anna Laurel forward of the June 8 sentencing and skim what she deliberate to say to Fluckiger. 

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According to the felony criticism, the District Attorney’s Office charged Fluckiger with 5 counts of committing a “forcible lewd act” on a dependent grownup by a caretaker. 

Each of the counts carried a jail time period of 15 years to life.

During Fluckiger’s sentencing listening to, Huntsman learn an announcement. CBS 8 spoke to Huntsman after the listening to.

“It’s something that is with me all of the time,” stated Huntsman. “It never leaves me. I just have to be strong every day and not get emotional but it’s really hard because it is always close to my mind.”

 Deputy District Attorney Joshua Brisbane stated the sentence makes positive that Fluckiger won’t ever be allowed to damage anybody else once more and praised the victims for coming ahead.

“This ensures that he is going to be away for a very long time,” Brisbane informed CBS 8 after the listening to. “Saying these victims are courageous is an understatement.”

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