Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Nurse Rapes Patients...

While I was reading about the Gulf News report about the sleep rapist, I stumbled upon this lovely story. One of the head nurses at the Peter Dally Clinic for Eating Disorders has spent the last gods know how many years raping and molesting patients at the center. Police aren't sure how many women this scumbag raped, and they've sent out letters to all of the patients that he came into contact with since 1999. They don't have contact information for the patients he would have been in contact with in the 80s.

So far, 8 women have have won compensation from the trust, but I don't see anything about criminal proceedings in the article.

I'm not really clear on why the article put scare-quotes around "molested" in the article headline, either.

3 comments:

Jaclyn said...

WTF? Is it extra-creepy rape week or something? God, I'm going to go vomit now...

Anonymous said...

The quotes are a Brit journalism convention --- they quotate allegations in headlines over there. The article is from the Evening Standard, which has plenty more examples on its front page.

Brooklynite said...

That quote comment was from me. Not sure why it ejaculated prematurely.