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33-year-old female nurse forces man to have sex with her in his hospital bed

By Mason White 10:30 AM September 19, 2014
John Cantone and Rachel Shaper 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
A woman was fired from her job after she had sex with a patient, who was in her care at a hospital.

33-year-old Rachel Shaper of Illinois is accused of sexually abusing the 60-year-old man by forcing him to have sex with her as he laid in his hospital bed waiting for a heart transplant.

Now, John Cantone and his wife Laura, are suing the hospital for more $200,000. According to the Cook County Circuit Court complaint, Cantone said that Shaper entered his room at the Advocate Christ Medical Center and initiated unsolicited sexual relations including intercourse.

Cantone was in the care of the nurse in the cardiac intensive care unit of the hospital while awaiting a heart transplant at the time of the alleged abuse.

According to reports, Cantone was medicated with ‘”various drugs and was under electronic monitoring” at the time of the incident.

The complaint states that as a result, officials at the hospital knew that Shaper had a tendency to engage in unauthorized activities with patients in her care, but did not supervise her more closely or terminate her employment.

Illinois state records show that Shaper was ultimately fired from the hospital for “crossing professional boundaries with a patient.”