Security guard charged with raping disabled patient

A security guard that works for a mental institute has been arrested for raping a female patient at the facility. 

The accused is under Police Custody and is facing criminal charges of rape and sexual connection. 

The victim is a 36-year-old and was housed at the mental facility located in Faleata District. This is according to Acting Assistant Commissioner Sala’a Moananu Sala’a. He confirmed the criminal case during his weekly conference with the media. 

“The incident occurred at one of the mental facilities around the Faleata District, where the victim is a patient.” According to Sala’a the accused works at the facility as a security guard and he was on duty when the incident occurred. 

“According to police reports the incident occurred at night. 

The victim was sleeping when the accused went to her bedroom and allegedly raped her.

“The matter was reported to the police the next day. At the moment the accused is in custody until the 10 July, 2017 for his criminal mention in Supreme Court. 

Sala’a said the penalty for rape is the same as murder; it's life imprisonment.

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