X-ray technician charged with criminal sexual conduct
EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A former employee of Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct while working as an X-ray technician.
Francisco Muniz of Greenville faces one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. The fourth-degree charge is in relation to an incident that allegedly happened in July of 2018 and the third-degree count allegedly took place Jan. 30.
Both incidents allegedly happened while Muniz was working as a technician and involved groping the women both on top of and under their clothing and medical gowns.
Muniz could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison if convicted of the third-degree charge. The fourth-degree charge carries a potential sentence of two years in prison.
Spectrum Health released this statement to FOX 17 Monday afternoon:
“We are deeply saddened to hear of the allegations made against a former Spectrum Health radiology employee and his arrest. The care and safety of our patients is of great importance to Spectrum Health. Patients should feel safe when under the care of their health care provider. We will take this opportunity to strengthen our practices and ensure that our patients are safe in our care. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement and will do whatever we can to support the legal process. With this being a criminal and emerging matter, we will not be commenting further at this time.”