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Nurse rapes young woman with severe mental illness

By Mason White 10:16 AM September 7, 2015
Female hospital patient illustration 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A nurse was arrested on a charge of rape after allegedly raping a young female patient at a hospital’s psychiatric unit, police in the United Kingdom said.

Plymouth police said that they have arrested 50-year-old Bester Mashayamombe, after being accused of raping the 20-year-old woman, who was not identified.

The woman was hospitalized at the Glenbourne unit of the Derriford Hospital. Mashayamombe was also charged with sexual assault by touching.

The hospital fired the nurse as soon as they learned about the allegations. The hospital also provided emotional support for patients and their families.

In March, a nurse was arrested, charged and convicted of rape after raping three patients at a hospital, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said. 29-year-old Andrew Hutchinson has admitted to raping three unconscious women in the emergency unit of the John Radcliffe Hospital and recording girls as young as 10 years old.

Hutchinson of Garford, Oxfordshire, attacked three women, aged between 18 and 35. Hutchinson also admitted to voyeurism and outraging public decency in relation to two girls aged 10 and 15.

He also sexually assaulted two women, aged 24 and 21, at the Desert Festival. Hutchinson was suspended from the emergency department of the John Radcliffe Hospital.