King County prosecutors contend emergency room technician Anthony R. Sims anally raped an injured woman who was being treated at the Burien hospital in January 2012. Investigators contend recently processed DNA evidence backs the woman's account.
In charging papers filed Tuesday, prosecutors contend Sims, 45, attacked the woman while they were alone in an exam room.
The evening she was raped, the woman arrived at Highline Medical Center for treatment after she was beaten up by an acquaintance, King County Detective Patricia Maley told the court.
Sims met the woman in her room, where he stripped off her clothes and wiped down her groin, Maley continued. The woman, who is in her 40s, told police she found the latter off putting because she had not been injured there.
The woman then felt a pain in her bottom, the detective continued.
Moments later, Sims appeared in front of her with his penis exposed, the woman told police. He is alleged to have requested oral sex.
Sims then left the room to get a blanket for the woman, who flagged down a passing staff member and reported the attack, the detective continued. Police were then called to the hospital.
According to charging documents, Sims denied sexually assaulting the woman and allowed investigators to swab his genitals. Those swabs were sent to the State Patrol Crime Lab, which recently determined the woman's DNA was present in the samples.
Sims was put on administrative leave following the woman's initial report, a Highline Medical Center spokeswoman said in a statement. He resigned on Feb. 23, 2012, having worked at the hospital since August 2010.
Sims has been charged with second-degree rape. He is currently jailed on $150,000 bail.