A doctor accused of putting his penis in the mouth of a sedated mum undergoing a C-section op has been seized by police.
Anaesthesiologist Giovanni Quintella Bezerra was arrested at the Women’s Hospital in Sao Joao de Meriti, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, in the early hours of Monday, 11th July.
Staff at the hospital had secretly filmed him putting his penis in the mouth of a patient whose C-section surgery he was participating in.
Medical colleagues had been suspicious of the doctor’s behaviour for some time, especially the high doses of sedatives he gave pregnant women.
They decided to change the room one delivery was to take place in at the last minute in order to secretly film him on a hidden mobile phone.
The medic had already participated in two surgeries on Sunday in a room where a hidden camera was impossible.
But during the third surgery in the new room, they caught him in the act and called the police.
He remained silent during his arrest but is facing rape charges.
The Regional Council of Medicine of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Cremerj) has launched an internal inquiry and opened proceedings to expel the medic on Monday.
Cremerj said the hospital is providing support to the victim and her family.
It added: “This behaviour, in addition to deserving our repudiation, constitutes a crime, which must be punished in accordance with the legislation in force.”
The police are trying to track down other potential victims of the anaesthesiologist.