Police have arrested Jeffrey Neyle McAllister, 38, and charged him with rape and sexual assaults. A Registered Nurse, McAllister worked in Legacy Emanuel Medical Center emergency room and was in contact with many women seeking urgent treatment.
Police say they began investigating after a patient came forward in April 2013, reporting inappropriate sexual contact in the Emanuel Hospital ER. During the investigation, police learned of additional victims.
Police say McAllister worked at Legacy as an ER Technician from 2005 to 2008. He also worked as an RN in the emergency room from 2008 to 2013. McAllister left Legacy in April 2013.
McAllister, has also worked as a nurse with St. Vincent Hospital (Providence) in Portland and Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Oregon.
Police say other people may have become victims and they ask anyone with information to come forward.
In addition, police say McAllister has worked in law enforcement and security. He was a Legacy Health System Security Officer in 2004-2005, a Beaverton Police Officer from 2002 to 2004, a Seaside Police Officer from 1996 to 2002, and a Reserve Officer for the Independence Police Department in 1997.
McAllister was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Rape in the First Degree (two counts), Sex Abuse in the First Degree (three counts), Sex Abuse in the Second Degree, Sex Abuse in the Third Degree, and Sodomy in the First Degree (four counts).
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact either the Sex Crimes Unit at (503) 823-0400; Detective Heidi Helwig at [email protected] or Detective Jason Christensen [email protected].