Woman assaulted at West Allis hospital finds peace
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WEST ALLIS -- A woman who was sexually assaulted at Rodgers Memorial Hospital in West Allis tells TODAY’S TMJ4 she’s finally found peace. Her attacker was sentenced to probation. And she says she’s happy he didn’t get jail time.
“Jail time and sitting in a cell isn’t getting him help,” explains Jacqueline Machagan.
Machagan checked herself into Rodgers Memorial Hospital for anxiety and depression. Court documents show while she was there, Robert Hart asked if he could lick her. He also grabbed her buttocks and slid his hand up her torso.
“I’m extremely satisfied with the 18 months probation he got. He has to come back to court and have a review,’’ admits Machagan.
She says she’s finally found peace. It’s something she couldn’t find at the hospital during her stay. When she reported it to staff, she claims they did nothing but laugh at her. She states they didn’t separate Hart from her. Instead, they merely held out their arms to physically block him from getting near her again.
“They didn’t care at all. They laughed at the matter. They were joking,” reveals Machagan.
She came to TODAY’S TMJ4 with her story, hoping to make things better at the hospital for other women. We offered to sit down with Rodgers Memorial and , but they declined, citing privacy laws.