UPDATE: Jeffrey McAllister pleads GUILTY; the full story remains to be told

Jeffrey McAllisterJeffrey McAllister, a nurse at Legacy Emanuel, pled guilty today to a long list of Measure 11 crimes for his sexual abuse of 10 women at Emanuel’s emergency room and will spend a minimum of 15 years behind bars.

“McAllister’s crimes covered a period of more than seven years,” said attorney Mark McDougal of Kafoury & McDougal. “During that time, Legacy staff and officials received oral complaints and written complaints about his sexual abuse of patients. Officials and staff members had several meetings about the allegations, and absolutely nothing was done until the involvement of the police made McAllister’s employment untenable.”

“Our firm will continue to turn over every stone, take the deposition of every knowledgeable staff member and executive, and will make sure that the public is fully informed as to how this man was able to prey upon the innocent for year after year under the nose of Legacy officials. The public will learn the truth.”

Kafoury and McDougal represent 6 women who were abused by McAllister. Maxine Bernstein of the Oregonian covered the plea agreement in court today.

Read our initial coverage on the case.

front page photo credit: Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian