Florida Hospital Employee Arrested for Sexual Battery of an 82-Year-Old Woman

LAKELAND, Fla. – On Friday, February 12, 2021, at approximately 9:45 p.m., a Lakeland Police Officer working an extra duty detail at Lakeland Regional Health was notified by hospital security of a possible assault on a patient inside the building.

Upon investigation, detectives learned that an 82-year-old female patient was sexually assaulted in the elevator by a male employee of the hospital.

This sexual battery occured while the patient was being transported from one hospital floor to another for testing.

Detectives arrested 21-year-old Jordan Robert James.

James was immediately detained by officers following the initial notification, charging him with Aggravated Sexual Battery (F1) and False Imprisonment (F3). James was transported to Polk County Jail without incident.

21-year-old Jordan Robert James

This remains an open and active investigation.


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