Humberto Perez Galvez was arrested in April 2022 after the Port St. Lucie Police received a sexual assault complaint from a patient reporting that she was touched inappropriately by Perez Galvez. At the time of the incident, Perez Galvez worked as a sleep technician at Treasure Coast Sleep Disorder in Port St. Lucie, Fl. The victim was brought in for sleep testing, and Perez Galvez was assigned to her case.
According to the arrest affidavit, the victim stated Humberto Perez Galvez began flirting with her in the room before she was hooked up to the machine for testing. Perez Galvez asked the victim for her phone number, asked if he could take off his shirt, and asked the victim if he could lie down with her. The victim claims she did give him her cell phone number and said he could remove a shirt, as he was wearing two, and lie down by her, as she thought it was a part of the test.
As Perez Galvez lay next to the victim, he began touching her breasts. The victim told him to stop. He then lifted her shirt and touched her more, even licking her breasts. He then tried to slip his hand between her legs, but she grabbed it and told him to stop. Perez Galvez then left the room. The victim believed the incident was recorded because the sleep study requires cameras, but it was not turned on yet. She was afraid Galvez would hear if she called the police, so she texted her mother about what happened, and she called the police.
When asked about what occurred, Perez Galvez stated that he believed she wanted it because she was laughing and never said no. He then corroborated her account of the sexual contact. He was arrested on April 6, 2022. He was initially charged with felony sexual battery, but the charges were changed to misdemeanor battery. Perez Galvez did touch and lick the victim’s breast, which ultimately caused the victim emotional distress. It is unacceptable, immoral, and unlawful for any health care professional to touch a patient in a sexual manner.
Horowitz Law has filed numerous sexual misconduct claims against health care professioanls on behalf of clients who were sexually assaulted at hospitals, private practices, sleep centers, and rehab centers. If you have been a victim of sexual assault or sexual battery while under the care of a healthcare provider, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (888) 283-9922 or send an e-mail to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz at [email protected] for a free consultation.