A 33-year-old male nurse employed at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen has been convicted of raping a woman at the hospital and sentenced to two years in prison.
The incident took place on the night of December 8 when the severely intoxicated woman, 24, was admitted to the hospital after drinking too much at a Christmas julefrokost.
However, despite being literally paralytic, she was fully conscious of everything going on around her – first during her consultation and then during the rape – and she eventually summoned up the strength to fight him off.
Rapist was tempted
The nurse admitted assaulting the woman with his fingers and penis after becoming “tempted” by the opportunity, but maintained there was no penetration.
The nurse, who has been indefinitely suspended from working, has appealed against the sentence and an order to pay his victim 70,000 kroner in compensation.
His victim, who also works as a nurse, told the court how the rape keeps on coming back to her because the uniforms at Rigshospitalet and her place of work are very similar.
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