Temple Of Justice
JFK Staff Detained On Charges of Rape
By Comfort M. Johnson, LINA
MONROVIA June 28 (LINA) – The Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice has detained a 39-year- old employee of the John F. Kennedy Hospital for allegedly raping a 26-year-old patient who was admitted at the hospital.
Defendant Emmet Rogers, a dietician at the hospital, was on June 12 arrested by police based upon a complaint filed by security personnel of the hospital alleging that the defendant sexually abused a sick patient admitted at the medical and surgical wards of the hospital.
Defendant Rogers was on Monday arraigned at the Monrovia city Court to answer to the charges levied against him.
According to the Police charge sheet, the complainant stated that the defendant went to the ward where the patient was admitted pretending to collect dirty dishes and later raped the patient.
Police charge sheet indicated that the defendant was seen around the ward after he was warned by the doctor who is responsible for the ward but attempted another time to go to the same ward were the patient was admitted.
The Police charge sheet further revealed that the defendant was over three times warned by the doctor to stop attending to the patient, to no avail.
During police investigation, the defendant revealed that the alleged victim gave him money to purchase soft drink for her and that he bought the drink and took it to the patient.
He explained that while on his way out of the room, another patient in the room began screaming, calling the nurses to come to the room.
He denied ever having sexual contact with the victim.
However, the medical report from the Hope for Women Hospital in Paynesville stated that the victim was sexually tampered with.
Meanwhile, the defendant is currently detained at the Monrovia Central Prison awaiting court trial.