Male nurse, 42, is charged with raping a 25-year-old recovering heart surgery patient in her bed and groping another patient, 67, and a female nursing student, 21, while on the job
- Nurse charged with sexual assaulting patient as she recovered from surgery
- Incident alleged to have taken place at Bella Vista hospital in Sydney’s northwest
- Nurse charged with inappropriately touching two other women, aged 67 and 21
- He has been refused bail and will appear in Liverpool Court on Friday
A male nurse has been charged with sexually assaulting a 25-year-old female patient who was recovering from heart surgery in hospital.
The 42-year-old nurse allegedly assaulted the woman while she was recovering at Norwest Hospital in Bella Vista, in Sydney’s north-west, last September.
The nurse was charged with sexual intercourse without consent on March 11, but in the weeks since has been accused of two further sexual touching incidents.
He is accused of groping a 67-year-old woman at Kingswood Hospital just weeks ago and a 21-year-old nursing student in December 2018.
The man has twice been arrested in the past month and has been charged with sexual intercourse without consent and two separate counts of sexual touching
The male nurse, who has worked at two hospitals in Sydney’s west and north-west, was loaded into the back of a police van, video shows
Police released video of the nurse being taken in custody for the second time in weeks on Friday morning.
The video shows the handcuffed accused being calmly escorted by two plain clothes officers from a modern suburban home into the back of a waiting police van parked on the kerb.
In a press statement, police said the older alleged victim had been awaiting heart surgery at the time the man allegedly touched him.
The nursing student claimed she was assaulted during a shift.
The arrest has shocked staff at the hospital.
The man has been refused bail and will appear in Liverpool Court on Friday.
The nurse is accused of raping a woman, 25, at Bella Vista Hospital last September
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