Hospital rape inquiry

A healthcare worker has been arrested on suspicion of raping a hospital patient.

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Man charged over hospital rape

A healthcare assistant has been charged over the rape of a patient at a hospital.

Sajin Kunjappu Panikkassery, 29, of Langton Road, Chichester, has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of rape of a woman patient at St Richard's Hospital, Chichester, on 10 January.

Panikkassery has been kept in police custody to appear before Worthing Magistrates Court tomorrow.

The victim, a woman in her 20s, is receiving help and support and is no longer at the hospital.

Police are receiving full co-operation from Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust.

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