VA Medical Center to fire employee accused of sexual assault

VA Medical Center to fire employee accused of sexual assault

A man employed in the surgical department of Spokane’s Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center was arrested last week on a warrant from Montana, accusing him of sexually assaulting a child there.

According to court records from Lake County, Montana, Frank D. Paulsen is charged with two counts of felony sexual assault.

Court documents say an adult came forward earlier this year, saying Paulsen sexually assaulted him or her beginning in 2002 when the child was six years old.

The VA Medical Center released a statement Wednesday announcing that it plans to fire the employee:

“This behavior is not in line with the norms and values of the department and as a result, VA has initiated the process for termination of this employee. VA has made it clear that it will hold employees accountable when they fail to live up to the high standards taxpayers expect from us. and that’s exactly what we are doing in this case.”