No arrests in cancer patient's rape

2011-10-25 12:10
Bloemfontein - Free State police are investigating allegations that a terminally ill cancer patient was raped by a male nurse in the National Hospital in Bloemfontein.

The 50-year-old woman's husband told police that the incident happened on October 15, Captain Harry Nagel said on Tuesday.

According to the woman, a female nurse held her down while a male nurse raped her.

"There are two suspects, but no one has been arrested yet. We are waiting for a decision from the director of public prosecutions," said Nagel.

He said police were checking the details of the allegations.

The woman had been transferred to a private hospital in Bloemfontein and a case of rape had been opened.

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