Woman ‘drugged and raped by US hospital worker during ultrasound exam’
A WOMAN was allegedly drugged and then raped by a ultrasound technician after being admitted to hospital.
The female victim felt “frozen” while she was sexually attacked as she lay on a medical bed, according to court documents.
It is alleged male ultrasound technician Shukhrat Saydaliyev carried out the assault in at San Mateo County Medical Center in California.
Saydaliyev first conducted an ultrasound on the woman’s stomach then proceeded to perform a vaginal ultrasound, which lasted about 30 minutes, the lawsuit claims.
During this time, the alleged victim asked if she could close her legs but the technician did not let her.
It is claimed Saydaliyev repeatedly touched the women’s genitals before raping her.
After the alleged rape he wiped her down and covered her with a sheet.
The lawsuit document says: “Plaintiff was traumatized and felt frozen.
“She felt weak from the medicine and was scared to tell anyone what happened.’
As result of the sexual assault, it claimed she has suffered severe migraines, sleeplessness, depression, nightmares and anxiety.
Saydalivev was arrested and charged for the rape of an intoxicated person and sexual battery, according to the San Mateo Police Department arrest logs.
But District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said that his office declined to prosecute based in insufficient evidence and the victim, known anonymously as Jane Doe, is suing the hospital because that was the location of the alleged rape.
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The lawsuit alleges: “Defendants failed to fulfil their legal duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for female patients.
“As a result of defendant’s negligent, careless and reckless acts and omissions, Jane Doe was improperly touched by a depraved predator, who exploited his position as a medical technician to violate an innocent and unsuspecting woman.”
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