LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A former nursing assistant at Park Royal Hospital plead guilty to sexual misconduct. Benjamin Bland was accused of assaulting five women inside the facility over the summer.
Since those original five woman came forward last year there have been five more that also claimed they too had some form of sexual contact with Bland.
Bland has spent the last seven and a half months behind bars. The former Park Royal Mental Hospital employee faced a judge this morning, after agreeing to a plea deal that charged him with only two counts of sexual misconduct with a patient at a receiving facility.
After serving his five years behind bars, he agreed to serve another five years on probation. Meanwhile, a civil suit is still being prepared with as many as 10 women claiming they were assaulted by Bland as well.