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DNA match links Collier nurse with two sexual assaults

Posted at 7:15 PM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 23:04:28-04

An East Naples home health nurse is charged with sexual batter for two cases that occurred two years apart.

Collier County deputies arrested 53-year-old Jorge Luis Lago Wednesday, after an investigator noticed a similarity in the two cases.

On May 10th, according to police reports, Lagos attended to a patient at the victim's home.  After the visit, the victim wanted to speak with Lagos about a health matter.

Police reports say Lago asked the victim to step into his vehicle so he could conduct a medical examination.  Then deputies say Lagos grabbed the victim's genitals, causing him to scream.  The victim was able to take down Lago's license plate number as he drove off.

The deputy who responded to the incident noticed similarities between another case he investigated in October of 2016.  

Investigators say Lago and the victim were in the parking lot of the Home Depot on Airport Road discussing the victim's health issues.  Lago invited the victim into his car for a medical examination, and allegedly tried to sexually assault him.

Both victims identified Lagos when shown pictures in a photo line up.

Lago agreed to provide DNA to detective, and on Wednesday, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement confirmed the DNA was a match.

Lago's employer, West Coast Home Health confirms he no longer works for the company.  A person who answered the door at Lago's home declined to comment.

Lago remains in the Collier County Jail, no bond has been set.