The prosecutor requests 10 years in prison for a guard who raped a young woman admitted to psychiatry at the Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid

The Provincial Court of Madrid will judge on April 15 a guard from the Ramón y Cajal Hospital in the capital accused of committing two sexual assaults on an 18-year-old girl admitted to the psychiatric ward in April and May 2021.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
31 March 2024 Sunday 17:01
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The prosecutor requests 10 years in prison for a guard who raped a young woman admitted to psychiatry at the Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid

The Provincial Court of Madrid will judge on April 15 a guard from the Ramón y Cajal Hospital in the capital accused of committing two sexual assaults on an 18-year-old girl admitted to the psychiatric ward in April and May 2021.

In his indictment, the prosecutor requests ten years in prison for a continuous crime of sexual abuse while the lawyer Juan Manuel Medina, who is prosecuting the private prosecution, raises the request to 26 years in prison for two crimes of sexual assault and one crime of promoting and facilitating the consumption of toxic drugs that create serious damage to health.

According to the prosecutor, the guard worked the night shift at the Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid on the Psychiatry ward. An 18-year-old girl was admitted to said plant by court order since March 28, 2021 for attempted suicide, borderline personality disorder and eating disorder.

Regarding this girl, around one in the morning on April 29, 2021, the accused took advantage of the fact that the rest of the staff was not in the TEC area at that time and offered her cocaine.

"Then, approaching her, he began to touch her, lifting her shirt, exposing her breasts, touching them while telling her that this had never happened to me before with anyone, you drive me crazy," the writing says. After that, she continued the sexual assault.

Likewise, the defendant attacked her again on May 1 of that year. Thus, he entered her room and began touching her under her clothes, then sexually assaulting her.

The prosecutor emphasizes that the victim "injured himself immediately after the events occurred, which also meant, as a result of the above, a significant aggravation of his underlying clinical pathology."

The prosecutor considers the facts to constitute a continuing crime of sexual abuse, for which reason it is appropriate to impose a sentence of ten years in prison on the defendant, as well as a prohibition on approaching the victim within 500 meters of his home and any place in that it is found.

The defendant will compensate the injured party in the amount of 20,000 euros for psychological and moral damages, an amount that will accrue the corresponding legal interest. The insurance company must be responsible for this amount as direct civil liability, with the Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid being subsidiary civil liability.