Are women safe these days? Whether it’s online or offline, they are always at risk of being sexually harassed by men everyday. It seems predators are lurking at every corner. A female volunteer was harassed at the 31st SEA Games in Hanoi by one of the male athletes while another shared her experience of being pursued by man at an MRT station.
We’re sure you’ve heard stories of women and men being sexually harassed at work by their colleagues, clients or even patients. With that in mind, if you can’t even trust your doctor, who can you trust? Recently a video is going viral showing a doctor basically raping a heavily sedated woman while she was undergoing C-section. Trigger Warning: this will be distressing.
Twitter user @MC_IBTimesSG posted a shocking video (earlier this week) that has been circulating all over social media. The video shows a Brazilian anaesthetists shoving his penis in a pregnant patient’s mouth while she was unconscious after being heavily sedated for her C-section surgery.
According to the tweet, the nurses were worried about the heavy dosage of anesthesia to the patient that they became highly suspicious of the doctor so they set up a hidden camera to catch him in the act. The perpetrator, Giovanni Quintella Bezerra, can be seen unzipping his trousers on the other side of the surgical curtains while the doctors and nurses were preparing for the operation.
It was reported that he just completed his medical training two months ago and apparently, this wasn’t the first time he had assaulted a patient. Another victim’s husband came forward after recognising the anaesthetists on the news. According to the man, Giovanni had asked him to leave the operating room halfway through his wife’s surgery.
Thankfully, after reports were made and the video went viral, the rapist was arrested. “An internal investigation will be opened to take administrative measures. The Hospital da Mulher team is providing full support to the victim and her family,” said the Health Foundation of the State of Rio de Janeiro and the Secretary of State for Health in an official statement.
It is said if Giovanni is convicted, he will face up to 15 years in prison. Hopefully his medical license will also be revoked.