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According to a Sylvania police report, a man has been arrested and charged with a rape that happened at Flower Hospital earlier this month.
A rape was reported to Sylvania police on April 2, but according to police reports, it happened at 10:15 a.m. in a hospital bathroom a day earlier. Police say the alleged 21-year-old victim was a patient in the psychiatric ward at the time. The accused rapist, Jesse Lee Buck, was also a patient. Police Chief William Rhodus says the victim told two workers at the hospital, who then told a security guard, who alerted the police.
Buck, 33, faced a judge through video arraignment Tuesday afternoon. The judge ordered him to be held on a single count of rape with a $75,000 cash bond.
"I just ask if you could, from the kindness of your heart, please put me on an ankle monitor teller for bond," begged Buck.
Buck told the judge that he has been more than cooperative with police. He says he turned himself in voluntarily when they arrested him on rape charges at his Toledo home Monday night.
He also said he had not reached out to the victim in any way.
"I have had no contact with the defendant. I have had no problem with anybody," said Buck.
Buck's arraignment was pushed back to Wednesday morning, to allow him time to find a public attorney. If he does not, the court will appoint an attorney.
Police say this is not a case where someone infiltrated a secure area in the hospital because the two patients had access to each other.
"We did work very hard. This was a top priority case to our detective bureau and that we are happy that the suspect is in custody and hopefully that the victim can move forward," said Rick Schnoor, operations captain with Sylvania police.
ProMedica has released the following statement regarding this incident:
"ProMedica Flower Hospital is sorry and understands that this is a difficult time for this individual. Our thoughts are with her and her family. We are cooperating fully with the Sylvania Police investigation."