X-Ray Tech From Local Hospital Gets Prison Time
A judge sentenced Francisco Muniz to prison for sexually assaulting patients while working as an X-ray technician in East Grand Rapids, Michigan.
According to WZZM, one of the victims said in the Kent County Circuit Court that Muniz is a "sick and disgusting individual. A monster was able to take advantage of me."
40-year-old Muniz did speak in court but softly apologized just before he was sentenced for third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Muniz will get somewhere between 1 3/4 and 15 years.
The sexual assaults happened last year while Muniz was employed at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital. As soon as he was charged, other women began coming forward to report that they too had been assaulted.
0Muniz, 40, softly apologized before he was sentenced to between 1¾ and 15 years in prison for third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Muniz got a lesser term in a second case.
One victim said, "He told me I have to touch you. He knew what he was doing was wrong."
Another victim said Muniz actual penetrated her using his finger, "stating this would help with the victim's pain."
Muniz did say in court that, "I was wrong and I accept responsibility."
The prosecution and defense made a plea agreement for Muniz to serve 21 to 35 months minimum in prison.
One victim asked the Judge to make Muniz serve a much longer term.
Muniz is a resident in Greenville for now until he goes to prison. He is now a registered sex offender for life in the state of Michigan.