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Sexual assault victim of Sunrise Hospital nurse speaks out

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — We’re now hearing new details from the victim who said she was sexually assaulted by a Sunrise Hospital nurse.

The victim, Katherine Burnett, decided to share her name and the disturbing details of what happened to her at Sunrise Hospital.

Burnett said she is battling breast cancer and was a patient at the hospital when a nurse touched her inappropriately.

The 31-year-old charge nurse has been identified as Ricardo Mederos, and police arrested him last week on multiple sexual charges.

The hospital sent News 3 a statement after Mederos’ arrest:

“The safety of our patients is always our top priority at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. We have taken immediate steps to support and protect our patient, and the employee has been suspended pending the results of the investigation. When made aware of the alleged incident, we immediately notified law enforcement and we are assisting with their investigation.”

Burnett said she felt the need to speak out.

“That’s why I’m out here speaking for every woman out there that their body is their temple and it’s their right to say, ‘no. You’re not going to have that right,’” she said.

Burnett’s lawyer said they haven’t decided whether to file a lawsuit against Sunrise.

Investigators said there may have been more victims.

They urge anyone who may have been a victim of Mederos to contact the LVMPD Sex Crimes Section at 702-828-3421. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at