Deputies: Pasco hospital patient raped

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. - Update: On Oct. 22, the State Attorney announced it would not prosecute the case against Jocachinson.

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Investigators say a Pasco County hospital patient sexually assaulted another patient after sneaking through a door that normally is kept locked.

The suspect is identified as 19-year-old Byan Matthew Joachinson.

Detectives say he accessed the victim's room after a staff member went through the door.

The victim, who is mentally handicapped, showed signs consistent with rape, according to a sheriff's statement.

Joachinson denied the charges and refused an exam, according to the statement.

He was arrested for involuntary sexual battery and transported to the Land  O' Lakes detention center.
 

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