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Utah hospital sued over a doctor convicted of child porn

June 27, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah mother and daughter are suing a Davis County hospital in connection with a doctor convicted of child pornography.

The Salt Lake City Tribune reports the victim and her mother said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that obstetrician-gynecologist Nathan Ward had taken drugs from Lakeview Hospital where he worked and used the drugs for the sexual assaults.

The lawsuit claims Lakeview Hospital bears some responsibility for the girl’s harm because hospital officials knew employees had been involved in illegally obtaining and storing drugs meant for patients.

The victim says Ward began sexually abusing her when she was 11 years old

Lakeview Hospital said in a statement Ward was immediately fired in 2017 after he was accused of the crimes. The hospital said it will “vigorously defend” it against the lawsuit.

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