The 34-year-old patient had been admitted to the emergency room on the night of October 27 to 28 following a head trauma after feeling unwell, explained to AFP Me Laura Abecassis, confirming information from the Parisian and from RMC.
Around 4:00 a.m., a nurse surprised a man in the young woman’s box, raping her with his fingers while she was asleep, then saw him flee, said a source familiar with the matter. .
According to the Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), the man in question was “present in the emergency rooms as a patient, for treatment in the same department“.
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“He was seen leaving the victim’s room by ward personnel“, who “immediately went to the patient to find out the reason“and tried to intercept it, in vain, specifies the AP-HP in a press release.
Thanks to the description made by the carer and the patient, the man was quickly arrested not far from the hospital by the anti-crime brigade (BAC) of the 14th arrondissement of the capital, shortly after 05:00, according to the source close to the file.
According to RMC and Le Parisien, the man was carrying the victim’s credit card.
22-year-old Jordanian according to the ID he provided, “it is unfavorably known“of the police services, explains the source close to the file.
He was indicted and placed in pre-trial detention as part of a judicial investigation opened on October 30 for rape committed by a person under the influence of narcotics, theft and fraud, according to a judicial source.
The suspect was under at least two obligations to leave the territory (OQTF) under two different names, according to information from RMC and Le Parisien confirmed by police sources.
“It’s a double trauma for my client, the rape itself and the circumstances. She wants to go all the way, to understand how these extremely serious facts could have happened like that in a public service“, commented Me Abecassis.
According to the AP-HP, which “wishes to give its full support“to the victim,”a precise analysis of the chronology of events is underway internally in order to shed light on the precise circumstances of this attack“.
The CGT union of Cochin denounced for its part a “big communication problem within the hospital and within the service“emergency reception after these facts.
There has been “no service meeting for staff to express themselves and to see if there were actions to be taken in order to secure emergencies“, lamented to AFP Alawen Vega, general secretary of CGT Cochin.
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