The Brazilian anesthesiologist Giovanni Quintella Bezerra He was arrested on Sunday for rape. The man abused a patient while she was sedated and undergoing a cesarean section at the Vilar dos Teles Women’s Hospital, São João Meriti, a municipality on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
The nurses of the team that performed the operation they suspected his behavior for weeks y they managed to film it on the spot with a hidden cell phone.
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The video recorded the 32-year-old man as he unzipped his pants and he inserted his penis into the patient’s mouth during labor. The recording was handed over to investigators from the São João de Meriti Police Station for Attention to Women (Deam), who arrested him, according to the site. G1.
Quintella Bezerra it was accused of rape of a vulnerable person, whose sentence ranges between 8 and 15 years in prison. The doctor, who completed his anesthesia specialization in April, worked in at least 10 public and private hospitals, so they fear that there will be many more victims.
The suspicions of the medical team that led to his arrest
Doctor’s colleagues they began to suspect him a month ago, according to the police Bárbara Lomba, who arrested him. They were struck by the amount of sedative he applied to pregnant women and the way he moved on the other side of the sheet that separated him from the rest of the team.
One of the professionals said, in a statement, that the anesthesiologist sedated “too much” and that “patients they couldn’t even hold their babies” after childbirth.
On Sunday, Quintella Bezerra he had already participated in two other surgeries in rooms where hidden recording was impossible. In the third, the medical team managed, at the last moment, to change the delivery room, hide the phone and confirm the act.
According to G1, the abuse lasted about 10 minutes. While they were operating, on the other side and less than a meter from the rest of the team, the anesthesiologist abused the unconscious woman. Then he took a piece of gauze and cleaned the victim to try to hide the traces of the crime.
According to the authorities, the nurses managed to recover the strip, which will be analyzed by the scientific police.
A witness told G1 that he noticed that the anesthetist was positioned towards the patient’s neck and head, and that he was doing slow movements, front to back, and that by the position of the arm, it seemed to be supporting the patient’s head towards their pelvic region.
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The Regional Council of Medicine of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Cremerj) opened a process to expel the doctor, while the hospital management opened an internal investigation.
Clovis Bersot Munhoz , president of Cremerj, said that “the scenes are absurd”. “This conduct, in addition to deserving our repudiation, constitutes a crime, which must be punished in accordance with current legislation,” they said from the Women’s Hospital.
The Society of Anesthesiology of the State of Rio de Janeiro ( SAERJ ) also expressed his rejection of the doctor’s conduct. “This type of behavior is completely absurd and we trust that the competent authorities will investigate what happened and rigorously punish the doctor, if the crime is proven.”
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In a statement, the Rio de Janeiro State Health Foundation and the Secretary of State for Health said that “vehemently repudiate the conduct of the anesthetist” and that “They are available to the police, collaborating with the investigation.”
Lawyer Hugo Novais, who defends Bezerra, stated that “he has not yet had access to the full text of the statements and evidence that were produced during the preparation of the arrest record in flagrante.” In addition, according to the defense, “after having access to its entirety, it will manifest itself on the accusation against the anesthetist.”