A Brazilian anaesthetist is suspected of raping a sedated woman during a C-section and of carrying out five other similar attacks.
Giovanni Quintella Bezerra, 32, was arrested on July 10 in Rio de Janeiro after nurses became suspicious of his behavior during two C-sections that day and secretly recorded him during a third – when he allegedly attacked the patient.
Police, who were already looking into whether the first two patients were abused, say three more women who were treated on different days have come forward to accuse him of abusing them, bringing the total to at least six.
Bezerra appeared in court for the first time Tuesday, where a judge sentenced him to indefinite detention in solitary confinement while the case is investigated.
He has been locked up at Bangu – Brazil’s largest prison complex to the west of Rio which holds some of the country’s most dangerous inmates and has a reputation for violence – where prisoners booed and banged cell bars as he arrived last night.
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