Nurse sentenced after recording himself sexually assaulting unconscious patients

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By Asiya Ali

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A former ICU nurse has been sentenced to more than two decades in prison after he was found guilty of filming himself sexually assaulting unconscious patients.

Christopher P. Lambros, 62, was convicted and found guilty of six counts of felony attempted sexual assault after horrifying images were found on his phone depicting him assaulting women in the intensive care unit, according to Law & Crime.

The sentence was handed down by District Court Judge Gretchen B. Larson and entailed three years and eight months for each count, to be served consecutively.

This means the former Colorado nurse - who already served 410 days since his arrest - will spend 22 years in a state correctional facility, followed by a mandatory two-year parole upon release, per the outlet.

Lambros’ acts came to light in July 2022 after a colleague at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction walked into the ICU and shockingly found the former nurse engaging in a revolting act with an unconscious patient, per an arrest affidavit reviewed by PEOPLE.

The unnamed worker alleged that Lambros had the victim's gown pulled up, with his "head on the patient's stomach, with his face toward the patient's feet," as if he was in the act of taking a "selfie" with their breasts and genitals exposed.

After being caught in the act, he dropped his phone, covered the unconscious patient back up, and quickly fled the room. The witness then immediately reported the encounter to her supervisor.

Cops got involved and questioned the former healthcare professional, who claimed to be doing a medical procedure on the unconscious patient and said that he'd been having "workplace issues" with the employee who reported him.

However, authorities seized his phone and recovered thousands of photos and videos of him in the hospital donning his scrubs, and "sucking on victims' breasts and digitally penetrating victims," as stated in the publication.

In addition to this, one of the harrowing clips allegedly revealed Lambros saying: "Don't ever get rid of these videos," and stating that the videos were his "Dexter collection" - a reference to the Showtime television show Dexter, about a serial killer.

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Lambros' acts came to light in July 2022 after a colleague at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction caught him in the act in the ICU. Credit: Martin Barraud / Getty

Lambros was arrested in October 2022 after being sent home on administrative leave in July.

According to Dan Rubinstein, District Attorney for Mesa County, the victims were all female and 45 years or older.

Rubinstein disclosed that there were between 40 to 50 photographs of each incident, and noted that the timeline of the assaults remains a matter of dispute as Lambros claimed the assaults took place between 2021 and 2022, however, there is apparent proof that the assaults go as far back as 2016.

Speaking about the outcome, the Mesa County District Attorney said: "We’re very pleased with the outcome primarily because all of the victim families are pleased with it," as cited by KREX.

"Of the people we were able to identify, which was five different victims, only two of them are still alive. We were able to contact the family members of the deceased victims and make sure they were comfortable with this outcome as well," they added.

Featured image credit: Martin Barraud / Getty

Nurse sentenced after recording himself sexually assaulting unconscious patients

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

A former ICU nurse has been sentenced to more than two decades in prison after he was found guilty of filming himself sexually assaulting unconscious patients.

Christopher P. Lambros, 62, was convicted and found guilty of six counts of felony attempted sexual assault after horrifying images were found on his phone depicting him assaulting women in the intensive care unit, according to Law & Crime.

The sentence was handed down by District Court Judge Gretchen B. Larson and entailed three years and eight months for each count, to be served consecutively.

This means the former Colorado nurse - who already served 410 days since his arrest - will spend 22 years in a state correctional facility, followed by a mandatory two-year parole upon release, per the outlet.

Lambros’ acts came to light in July 2022 after a colleague at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction walked into the ICU and shockingly found the former nurse engaging in a revolting act with an unconscious patient, per an arrest affidavit reviewed by PEOPLE.

The unnamed worker alleged that Lambros had the victim's gown pulled up, with his "head on the patient's stomach, with his face toward the patient's feet," as if he was in the act of taking a "selfie" with their breasts and genitals exposed.

After being caught in the act, he dropped his phone, covered the unconscious patient back up, and quickly fled the room. The witness then immediately reported the encounter to her supervisor.

Cops got involved and questioned the former healthcare professional, who claimed to be doing a medical procedure on the unconscious patient and said that he'd been having "workplace issues" with the employee who reported him.

However, authorities seized his phone and recovered thousands of photos and videos of him in the hospital donning his scrubs, and "sucking on victims' breasts and digitally penetrating victims," as stated in the publication.

In addition to this, one of the harrowing clips allegedly revealed Lambros saying: "Don't ever get rid of these videos," and stating that the videos were his "Dexter collection" - a reference to the Showtime television show Dexter, about a serial killer.

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Lambros' acts came to light in July 2022 after a colleague at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction caught him in the act in the ICU. Credit: Martin Barraud / Getty

Lambros was arrested in October 2022 after being sent home on administrative leave in July.

According to Dan Rubinstein, District Attorney for Mesa County, the victims were all female and 45 years or older.

Rubinstein disclosed that there were between 40 to 50 photographs of each incident, and noted that the timeline of the assaults remains a matter of dispute as Lambros claimed the assaults took place between 2021 and 2022, however, there is apparent proof that the assaults go as far back as 2016.

Speaking about the outcome, the Mesa County District Attorney said: "We’re very pleased with the outcome primarily because all of the victim families are pleased with it," as cited by KREX.

"Of the people we were able to identify, which was five different victims, only two of them are still alive. We were able to contact the family members of the deceased victims and make sure they were comfortable with this outcome as well," they added.

Featured image credit: Martin Barraud / Getty