NPD: Health and Human Services worker sexually assaulted patient during appointment

Adolfo Duran (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
Adolfo Duran (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches police have arrested a phlebotomist with Texas Health and Human Services who is accused of setting up an appointment with a woman and sexually assaulting her during an exam.

Adolfo Duran Jr., 42, of Lufkin, is charged with second-degree sexual assault.

According to an arrest affidavit, an officer met with a woman on Feb. 18. She said she had received a letter on the previous day from the Texas Health and Human Services office which was left at her home. She said she called the contact number and spoke with Duran, who said he needed to meet with her and would be able to do so on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the office in Nacogdoches, located at 2614 NW Stallings Drive.

The woman said she met with Duran at the business, which was closed. She said during the meeting he said he needed to examine her private areas. She said that is when he sexually assaulted her.

Police learned from Duran's supervisor that Duran is a phlebotomist and not authorized to give those kinds of examinations. A phlebotomist is a person who is able to draw blood.

Police met with Duran on Wednesday and reported Duran admitted to receiving the woman's personal information from a secure database at the office and then delivered the letter to her home. He also admitted to arranging a meeting with her when business was closed and to putting his hands on the woman's private areas, even though he had no medical authority to do so.

Duran's bond has not yet been set.

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