ATLANTA - Police have released the name of a man charged with raping a teen at a College Park mental health facility.
According to College Park police, Austin Ryder Miller, 18, was arrested and charged, accused of raping another patient on Feb. 16, 2017.
According to the incident report, a 16-year-old girl said she was showering in her room at the hospital when the suspect came in and assaulted her.
The victim told police there was a woman or girl there who was "looking out" to make sure the suspect wasn’t caught.
The following day, according to the police report, the victim asked the lookout why she didn’t stop the attack. "The unidentified female stated she thought it was consensual,” the report said.
In the report, the victim told police she did not want to identify the suspect because he apologized to her the following day. The victim’s mother, according to attorney L. Chris Stewart, immediately took the girl to police, who investigated the case for six months.
Stewart said police told him a live security camera at the hospital recorded Miller entering the bathroom, and it also shows the woman standing watch as the "lookout." But Stewart said hospital staff workers were not monitoring the camera's live feed, and if they had, they could have intervened.
Clayton County jail records confirm that Miller was booked on Aug. 18, 2017, and charged with one count of rape.
“What makes this case so egregious is that the victim was being treated for a sexual assault that happened to her in the sixth grade,” Stewart said Friday. “It’s mind-blowing that a child would be raped again at a place where she went for help.”
On Friday, Stewart said he filed suit on behalf of the family against Anchor Hospital and its parent company, Universal Health Services, neither of which responded to repeated phone and email requests from 11Alive News for comment on the allegations.
The lawsuit charges that Anchor “has a history of negligent failure to supervise its residents” and “has a history of sexual assaults on its premises.”
It also said the hospital “has a history of failing to have adequate staff” and “has been cited by the federal government for violations prior to this incident.”
According to 11Alive's sister station 13WMAZ in Macon, Miller was arrested in Jones County, near Macon-Bibb County, on Feb. 10, 2017, on a charge of terroristic threats and acts.
Miller, a Jones County High School student, allegedly threatened to bring a gun to school after a fight the previous day.
No weapons were found in Miller's home after it was searched, according to the sheriff's office. He was released on Feb. 14, and the alleged Anchor Hospital assault happened two days later, on February 16.
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