Nurse Practitioner Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

Central Valley man found guilty of inappropriately touching female patientsPrint

Jeffer Ymson Sabino, a former nurse practitioner and registered nurse, was sentenced last week to 10 years in state prison for inappropriately touching seven female patients during examinations at a small clinic in Avenal.

A Kings County Superior Court judge announced the sentence on April 26, 2016. In March 2016, Sabino plead no contest to seven counts of sexual battery.

Sabino was arrested in August 2013 and charged with more than 30 counts of sexual battery and forced penetration. His nurse practitioner and registered nurse licenses have been suspended by court order since September 2013. The California Board of Registered Nursing will now seek permanent revocation of the licenses.

The sentence was the result of a joint investigation conducted by the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation Central Valley Field Office, the Avenal Police Department and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.