Sauder Schelkopf is investigating allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct by a former intensive care nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital located at 2635 N. 7th St, Grand Junction, Colorado. It is alleged in the arrest affidavit that former ICU Nurse Lambros was seen by another employee taking photos of a patient’s genitals. It is alleged that the “authorities have recovered about four terabytes of data — the equivalent of about 700,000 cellphone photos or about 65,000 hours of video . . . .” Lambros reportedly “worked for 10 years at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, which is about 130 miles west of Aspen, until he was fired after his arrest in October , the hospital said.”
On Nov. 2, 2022, KJCT News 8 reported in part:
A Grand Junction intensive care unit nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital was arrested for six counts of sexual assault to at least three victims on October 25, 2022. Investigators claim Christopher Peter Lambros, 61, assaulted patients unable to form consent between April 30, 2022, and July 9, 2022. . .
The warrant then details how police took the phone into evidence, searched its settings, and recovered what they claim show Lambros posing with a number of unconscious victims in a hospital setting
Police say they recovered over 160 deleted videos/photos were recovered. In one video, Lambros reportedly can be heard whispering to the camera saying, “don’t you ever get rid of these videos” and “you need to keep them forever… this is your Dexter collection.” Dexter is believed to reference a TV show whose main character, Dexter Morgan, is serial killer by night but solves crimes during the day.
On Nov. 2, 2022, The Daily Sentinel reported in part:
St. Mary’s, which placed Lambros on administrative leave after the concern was reported and then fired him following the arrest, said in a statement Tuesday that hospital staff was fully cooperating with the police investigation and that they “are doing everything possible to ensure our patients continue to feel safe and respected while receiving care at St Mary’s Medical Center.”
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- Sauder Schelkopf, and co-counsel, recently reached a $215 million settlement on behalf of female patients of Dr. George Tyndall, a gynecologist at the University of Southern California accused of sexual misconduct since the 1990s.
- We have represented survivors of clergy sexual abuse in dioceses throughout the country.
- We have a lawsuit pending on behalf of males who were victims of sexual misconduct by Dr. Richard Strauss, the Ohio State team doctor, while they were students and student-athletes at Ohio State University.
- We recently announced a landmark class action settlement in which the University of Michigan agreed to “major institutional reforms.” It was alleged that UofM’s longtime employment of a predatory former sports doctor evidenced a toxic environment where students face an increased risk of sexual violence in violation of Title IX. The settlement comes after widespread allegations by over 1000 survivors of sexual misconduct by Dr. Robert E. Anderson, former director of University Health Service, and a former athletic team physician, who worked at the University of Michigan from 1968 until his retirement in 2003.
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