San Diego — A respiratory therapist at the convalescent facility of nationally recognized Children's Hospital of San Diego has been arrested on suspicion of molesting bedridden children and posting pornographic pictures of them on the Internet, officials said Thursday.
Nine former and current patients at the facility have been identified as possible victims, Police Chief Bill Lansdowne.
Wayne Albert Bleyle, 54, an employee of the hospital for 25 years, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and is set to be arraigned in Superior Court today.
Bleyle faces 20 counts of child pornography and two counts of molestation, Lansdowne said. He is being held in lieu of $3 million bail.