On Monday, May 10, 2021, Yadiel Perez Delgado, age 34, has been arrested and charged with sexual battery. Perez Delgado, a mental health hospital technician, is accused of raping a female patient on May 10, 2021 at Southern Winds Hospital, located at 4225 W 20th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33012.
The alleged victim reported the abuse to another hospital staff member, who then called the Hialeah Police. According to the police report, the victim was alone in her room, she walked into her bathroom, and she noticed Perez Delgado entering the room, partially closing the door.
Perez Delgado allegedly then walked into the bathroom, held the patient down, and forcibly raped her. She claims that he stopped when her roommate walked into the room. The arrest report states that Perez Delgado denied raping the woman but admitted to digitally penetrating her, which he claimed was consensual. After reviewing the surveillance video, Hialeah police arrested Perez Delgado on charges of sexual battery, false imprisonment, and sexual misconduct in a mental health facility.
The alleged victim informed the detectives of another incident involving inappropriate touching on a different patient by Perez Delgado, which the Hialeah Police Department says they are also investigating.
Perez Delgado has been a mental health technician at Southern Winds for about six weeks, and it was his job to check on his patients every 15 minutes. “Under no circumstances was he allowed to close the door; they aren’t supposed to close the bedroom door while in a patient’s room doing their job,” stated the chief nursing officer. Southern Winds CEO, Ana Bovo, released a statement saying that Perez-Delgado had been fired.
According to the Florida Department of Health’s license verification site, Yadiel Perez Delgado isn’t listed as a Florida licensed medical professional.
If you or someone you know has been subjected to sexual misconduct by a physician or at a doctor’s office or hospital, it is important to have experienced legal counsel. We are experienced in handling cases involving sexual assault by doctors and other medical personnel. If you have been a victim of sexual assault by a doctor in a hospital or medical office, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (954) 641-2100 or send an email to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz at adam@adamhorowitzl