McKean County DA To Review Cases After Erie Nurse's Inconsistencies Revealed

Bradford Era

By Amanda Nichols

The McKean County District Attorney’s Office will review all sexual assault cases that involved an Erie nurse whose findings have been discovered to be inconsistent with other evidence, exaggerated or false.

District Attorney Ray Learn said a thorough review of a “handful” of sexual assault cases that Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Rhonda Henderson worked on will now be necessary since the former employee of St. Vincent Health Center in Erie was found to have skewed justice in several in Erie County cases.

When asked how far-reaching the effects of Henderson’s faulty work would be, Learn said it was still unknown but that he was optimistic.

“We don’t know, but we don’t expect a huge impact,” Learn said. “We only used her in a couple of cases. I can’t quantify it until we’ve completed our review.”

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