Jeffrey McAllister booking photo from Portland police.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -
A former Portland emergency room nurse facing rape charges is now accused of sexually abusing more patients.
Jeffrey McAllister was arraigned on additional charges Tuesday. Prosecutors said the new counts of rape, sex abuse and unlawful sexual penetration stem from three additional victims coming forward.
McAllister was arrested in July.
Portland police said the investigation began when a patient came forward in April alleging McAllister sexually assaulted her at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Initially, police said there were three victims. A few weeks later, a fourth sex abuse case was added. That number is now up to seven, according to prosecutors.
Police said the alleged victims were "vulnerable adult women seeking medical treatment."
McAllister worked at Legacy as an emergency room technician from 2005 to 2008 and as a registered nurse in the emergency room from 2008 to 2013. He was fired after the allegations surfaced.
McAllister also worked at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland and Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles. He had been a police officer in Seaside, an officer in training in Beaverton and a reserve officer in Independence, as well.
Prosecutors said the latest charges stem from incidents in October 2009, September 2011 and January 2013.
McAllister pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday and is set to face trial in February 2014.
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