KISSIMMEE, Fla.,None — A male registered nurse was arrested and accused of sexually battering hospital patients, according to the Kissimmee Police Department. Police said they arrested 48-year-old Shean Galvin on Wednesday after two females alleged they were victims of sexual battery.
Detectives said they obtained two arrest warrants for Galvin, charging him with sexual battery, which is a second-degree felony. Galvin was taken into custody and transferred to the Osceola County jail.
However, Galvin posted two bonds of $10,000 each and walked out of jail Thursday morning.
Police said on Oct. 5, they met with a female who said that while being treated at Osceola Regional Medical Center she was sexually assaulted by Galvin. The victim alleges she was forced to perform sexual acts on Galvin in order to receive pain medication, police said.
Police also met with another female victim who said that while she was being treated at the hospital, Galvin touched her inappropriately after giving her an injection.
"She knew what was happening, questioned it immediately and filed a report with us and with the hospital," said Stacie Miller of the Kissimmee Police Department.
This comes after 17-year-old Matthew Scheidt was arrested last month, accused of impersonating a physician’s assistant at Osceola Regional Medical Center for two weeks. During that time, investigators said the teenager examined patients, handled IVs and, according to WFTV's sources, performed CPR on patient Alma Amely, who later died.
Scheidt, who is being charged as an adult, faces six felony charges. His lawyer Mark Longwell told WFTV that Scheidt plans to plead not guilty.
Osceola Regional told WFTV that Galvin has been suspended and they do not tolerate that kind of behavior and released this statement: "Our patients entrust their care to us, and we do not tolerate behavior that would undermine that trust. We learned about these allegations against an emergency department nurse on October 7 and immediately contacted the Kissimmee Police Department, which sent an officer to the hospital to investigate.
On October 12, police returned to the hospital and arrested the nurse. At that time, Kissimmee Police Department officials told hospital leadership that a second patient had come forward with serious allegations against this individual. The nurse has been suspended and the hospital is conducting an internal review.
We will continue to assist the police as they investigate these allegations, and we will continue to work diligently to provide patients with the best care possible."
Anyone who feels they may be a victim or believes that Galvin acted inappropriately while being treated by him is urged to contact the Kissimmee Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit at 407-846-3333 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).