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Former X-ray tech facing third CSC charge

Posted: 3:42 PM, Mar 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-19 16:40:06-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A former X-ray technician at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital has been charged in a third criminal sexual conduct case.

Francisco Muniz was charged Tuesday with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in relation to an alleged Jan. 17 incident with a patient in the hospital’s emergency room.

Muniz was already facing two counts of criminal sexual conduct for alleged incidents in July 2018 and Jan. 30. Both incidents allegedly happened while Muniz was working as a technician and involved him groping women.

A probable cause hearing for the latest charge is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. April 1.

Spectrum released the following statement on the charges:

“The experiences described by some of our patients are heartbreaking. We have zero tolerance for sexual assault or any type of sexual misconduct. Our focus is on the individuals who have bravely stepped forward – we recognize this is not an easy thing to do, and they have our utmost respect. We are taking action to ensure our patients and team members feel safe in our care.

We cannot comment on the ongoing investigation related to the former Spectrum Health employee. We continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement.”