PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)-- A patient was raped by another patient at a mental health facility in Phoenix, according to police.
Investigators say 42-year-old Jeffery Mollett attacked a woman in her 70s at the Haven Behavioral Psych Hospital near 7th Avenue and Buckeye Road on Saturday.
According to court paperwork, an employee told officers that she was doing a patient check when she found Mollett on top of the woman. When the employee told Mollett to leave, he said he “didn't do nothing." The victim, who is had visible injuries, told police that she asked Mollett to stop but he wouldn't.
[WATCH FIRST REPORT: Police say a patient rapes another at Phoenix mental health facility]
Mollett was arrested and booked into jail on charges of sexual assault, kidnapping and sexual abuse. Court documents indicate that he has been diagnosed with bipolar and mania disorders, and that he had only been at the hospital for one day.
The case hits close to home for Jonathan Sorrentino, who says his husband is currently a patient at Haven Behavioral Psych Hospital. "It's not surprising… one of my biggest complaints has been lack of staffing."
Sorrentino said he was already troubled by the lax security conditions at the facility, and then he found out about the alleged sexual assault. "I'm truly concerned because it seems that they do not take anything very seriously there. In fact, during visitation I was groped by another patient. They're not safe. It's an illusion of security. There is no security."
When Arizona's Family went into the facility for comment on Monday, there was a security guard at reception requiring visitors to sign in. Haven Behavioral Psych Hospital told Arizona's Family on Monday that they would not comment or answer any questions.