SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- Court documents have provided more details surrounding charges filed against a man accused of sexually assaulting a sedated female patient at a pain treatment center in North Scottsdale.
According to a statement released Wednesday afternoon by Scottsdale Police, 38-year-old Xavier Uziel Perez was arrested in connection with an incident at Integrated Pain Consultants on the 9500 block of Ironwood Square Drive, which happened on June 25, 2018.
According to court documents released Thursday, the victim reported the incident on the day it happened. The victim, who was not identified, said she was at the clinic for a steroid shot in her backside for leg pain she was having. The incident took place during a second visit to the pain treatment center, and the victim said as she was coming out of a sedated state, she could feel the medical tech pull his hand or fingers from her private area.
During Perez's first appearance, he pleaded for leniency.
"I’m all alone, I’m a single dad. I have my two-year-old son and a four-month-old daughter. My girlfriend is willing to help me out whenever and wherever, but there are things I need to possibly let me take care of," said Perez.
The judge, however, denied Perez's requests.
In addition, FOX 10 spoke exclusively to a woman who said she was a patient at Integrated Pain Consultants. The woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, said in a phone conversation that she came into contact twice with Perez, during her treatments.
"The allegation of the sexual assault happened in June, and I didn't get my procedures done until October through December. I was appalled that he was still in a patient facing role, where he was dealing directly with the patients. He was left alone with the patients," said the woman.
During the past nine months, investigators say they gathered evidence against Perez, including DNA. Police say Perez initially denied inappropriately touching the patient, but later admitted to the assault, after DNA results were revealed. Perez is being held on $50,000 bond.
Meanwhile, Scottsdale Police officials say the pain treatment center where the incident happened has several Valley locations, and Perez has worked at all of them at different points in time. Perez stated that this incident was a one-time occurrence, but Scottsdale Police detectives are concerned there may be other victims. Anyone with information should call Scottsdale Police at (480) 312-5000.