a patient raped at Cochin hospital, a suspect targeted by three OQTF arrested

The victim, aged 34, had been admitted to the emergency room on the night of October 27 to 28 following a head trauma after feeling unwell.

A woman victim of rape at the Cochin hospital in Paris at the end of October by another patient of the establishment filed a complaint against X on Wednesday November 23 for “endangering the life of others“, learned AFP from his lawyer. 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 RMC. According to our colleagues, the suspect would have spotted the victim then would have simulated an alcoholic coma, an hour later, in order to be transferred to a hospital as well.

Around 4 a.m., a nurse surprised a man in the young woman’s cubicle, raping her with his fingers while she was asleep, then saw him flee, according to a source familiar with the matter. Thanks to the description of the caregiver 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 5 a.m., according to the same source. According to RMC and The Parisianthe man was carrying the victim’s credit card.

An individual targeted by three OQTFs

This 22-year-old Jordanian, according to the identity he provided, is unfavorably known to the services, explains the source close to the file to AFP. 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.

According to our information, the suspect was subject to three obligations to leave French territory (OQTF) under three different identities. An asylum application had been pending since September so he was not deportable a priori, tells us a source. “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 to AFP.

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