Ottawa Hospital guard guilty of sexual exploitation

A jury found a 42-year-old Ottawa Hospital security guard guilty of sexually exploiting a person with a disability in December 2011.
Clinton Russell, 42, was found guilty of sexual exploitation of a disabled person by a jury on Friday. (Laurie Fagan/CBC)

A former security guard at The Ottawa Hospital has been found guilty of sexually exploiting a disabled person.

Clinton Russell, 42, was originally charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of sexual exploitation in January 2012.

The assault charge was withdrawn but the jury found Russell guilty of the exploitation charge after two-and-a-half days of deliberation.

The conviction stems from an incident on Dec. 23, 2011, involving a female patient with an intellectual disability. Russell's bail is continued but he is not allowed to hold a passport.

Sentencing for the charge is scheduled for Jan. 23.

Russell also faces charges of sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a disabled person connected to an unrelated incident. That trial begins Jan. 6.