Jul 1, 2021
An Orange County registered nurse who has worked at multiple local hospitals was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexual battery and sexual elder abuse.
Authorities have confirmed that San Clemente resident, Paul Alden Miller, 56, was taken into custody yesterday at approximately 10:30 a.m. by members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Detail (SVD).
Miller was arrested for alleged sexual assaults against three female patients, and investigators have expressed concern that there may be additional victims who have yet to be identified.
Authorities believe Miller sexually assaulted the three female patients – ages 22, 56, and 68 – in separate incidents earlier this year. As a registered nurse for six years, Miller was working at Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo when the sexual assaults allegedly took place.
The approximate timeline of the alleged sexual assaults are believed to be as follows:
Miller’s employment timeline as a registered nurse is believed to be as follows:
Miller is currently in custody at the Orange County Jail. His bail has reportedly been set at $100,000.
As investigators indicated they believe Miller could have sexually assaulted additional patients while employed at any of the three aforementioned hospitals, anyone with information related to a sex crime committed by the suspect is urged to contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at 714-647-7419.
To remain anonymous, tips may be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or online at www.OCCrimeStoppers.org.
For adult sex crimes occurring after January 1, 2019, the law allows for a civil lawsuit to be filed up to 10 years from the last act (or attempted act). Additionally, the law allows for a civil lawsuit to be filed in an adult sex crime case within three years of the date the survivor discovers (or reasonably should have discovered) an injury or illness resulting from the incident.
The law is different for childhood sex crimes. Under AB 218, any survivor of childhood sexual abuse or assault is eligible to file a civil claim through the end of 2022, regardless of how long ago the crime occurred. Under AB 218’s temporary three-year lookback window, all survivors of childhood sexual abuse have an opportunity to file a civil lawsuit in pursuit of financial compensation from a perpetrator (whether an individual or institution).
When AB 218’s lookback window expires on January 1, 2023, survivors of childhood sexual abuse will still have until their 40th birthday to file a claim, or up to five years from the date of discovering a psychological injury, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For survivors who are over 40 at the time of AB 218’s lookback window expiration, there will likely be no additional opportunities for legal recourse.
Hence, it is strongly recommended that survivors of childhood sexual abuse file their claims as soon as possible to ensure their chance at justice is not stifled.
Speaking with one of Dordulian Law Group’s (DLG) Sex Crimes Division team members is always free and completely confidential. We’ll listen to the facts of your case (at DLG, we believe survivors of sexual assault and abuse) and lay out the various options you may have under the law, including recovery of a financial damages award.
Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons sexual assault is significantly underreported. DLG is proud to partner with RAINN (the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) as a member of its National Leadership Council. RAINN’s website provides the following statistics related to sexual assault underreporting:
In terms of individual demographics and sexual assault reporting, RAINN confirms the following statistics:
Of the sexual violence crimes reported to police between 2005 and 2010, RAINN identified the following reasons provided by survivors for choosing to report:
Of the sexual violence crimes not reported to police from 2005-2010, RAINN identified the following reasons provided by survivors for choosing not to report:
DLG’s founder and president, Sam Dordulian, previously served as a sex crimes prosecutor in the position of Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County. In that position, Dordulian accrued over 100 jury trial victories, helping to obtain life sentences against some of the city’s most heinous sexual predators.
As a sex crimes prosecutor, Dordulian came to understand that survivors of sexual violence often need more than just expert legal representation when proceeding through the litigation process. Accordingly, when he went into private practice, Dordulian created a SAJE Team (Sexual Assault Justice Experts) of handpicked professionals to help lead his firm’s Sex Crimes Division.
The SAJE Team is a unique and all-encompassing support network available to survivors of sexual assault. In addition to including Dordulian as lead litigator, the SAJE Team is comprised of:
With DLG, survivors of sexual violence have access to a four-tiered support network of dedicated professionals throughout the legal process. When you’re ready to take the step towards obtaining the justice you deserve, DLG is here to listen, to provide support, and to help you win your claim and recover a maximum financial damages award.
With a 98% success record and over $100,000,000 recovered in settlements and verdicts, DLG’s unwavering commitment to each and every client is clear.
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