(CMR) A 15-year-old female patient who was admitted to the hospital after allegedly being sexually abused by a family member is said to have been also sexually assaulted by a male nursing assistant at the Noel Holmes Hospital in Hanover, Jamaica shortly before midnight Friday. He is now in police custody.
The alarming accusation is said to have happened just two days after she was admitted to the facility and has sent shockwaves through the Jamaican community.
According to the Jamaica Gleaner, Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton ordered a probe into reports that the teenager was assaulted by a worker at the facility calling the situation on Twitter “most distressing”.
The child was admitted for a drug overdose, allegedly after being sexually abused by a family member. The mother said that this second incident has put the child in “emotional turmoil” according to the Jamaican publication.
The mother removed her from the facility without the consent of the doctors sharing her concerns about a male nurse assistant being on the female ward.
An internal investigation has been launched.