A 32-year-old anaesthetist has been arrested in Brazil for allegedly raping a pregnant woman during a C-section and it is also believed he may have carried out attacks on two more mothers on the same day.
Giovanni Quintella Bezerra (32) was arrested on suspicion of rape after he was allegedly secretly filmed orally raping a woman after he heavily sedated her at a hospital in Brazil.
The woman’s husband was told to leave the room and only found out about what had happened to his wife when he recognised the doctor on television after his arrest.
Brazilian newspaper Globo reports that the woman told her family she thought she was having a hallucination at the time of the sexual attack.
Hospital staff were reportedly worried about the volumes of drugs Bezerra was giving to his patients as the mothers would be unable to hold their babies after delivery.
Suspicious staff members fitted a secret camera to see what he was up to and were horrified to see him sexually assaulting the woman for almost 10 minutes.
Staff members who recorded the rape said the doctor had already carried out two similar procedures that day, with police investigating whether those two women were also victims of the attack.
In most C-sections, the woman is not fully sedated during the procedure, but the women who went under the knife earlier in the day said they were fully unconscious during the procedure.
The doctor was earlier transferred to the prison of Benfica facing charges of rape with a prison sentence ranging from eight to 15 years in Brazil.