Dental Assistant Accused of Raping Sedated Patient in Pasco

LAND O' LAKES -- Pasco deputies have arrested a dental assistant they say raped a female patient who was under sedation.

They arrested 37-year-old Edwin Alvis at his workplace, Tampa Bay Oral Surgery on Shumard Oak Drive Thursday. The sheriff's office says the assault happened December 6th, when the 18-year-old patient was under 'laughing gas' as her wisdom teeth were going to be removed. The arrest report says Alvis lifted the patient's shirt and went for her breast, then reached into her pants. The victim resisted both assaults. Testing by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement found Alvis' DNA matched the description of the assault.

Alvis is charged with Sexual Battery (rape) on a victim over 18.

Photo: Pasco Sheriff's Office