According to the Prosecutor’s Office, the accused took advantage of abusing the patients after they came out of surgery and were in recovery.
The 15th court of Peace decreed that Salvador Juárez Cruz, who was a nurse at the Rosales Hospital and is being processed for the crime of sexual assault on a minor.
“The accused attacked his victims while they were sedated, after a surgical intervention,” the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) posted on his Twitter account.
Days before, the case of Edwin José Bernal Guzmán, who is 59 years old and worked in the national hospital of the Zacamil neighborhood, was known. Bernal was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a girl who was a hospital patient.
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In this case, the First Sentencing Court of San Salvador validated the evidence presented by prosecutors and implicates that Bernal Guzmán is involved in the crime for which he was prosecuted.
Bernal Guzmán was assigned to the cleaning area when he committed the sexual assault, according to the prosecutor.
According to the Ormusa observatory, in the first semester of this year, every day four women, especially girls and adolescents, were consulted in health centers for injuries caused by rape.
“Sexual violence continues to be one of the most frequent manifestations of violence against women in El Salvador, before or during the home quarantine, as evidenced by figures from the Ministry of Health in the first half of 2020. (…) Of the total 759 consultations of people treated for the first time in the health network, 94% (712) are women and 6% (47) are men. In the case of women, 8 out of 10 attended were girls and adolescents under 18 years of age ”, they read on the observatory’s website.
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In addition, the institution considers that the complaints this year fell compared to those of 2019 due to displacement difficulties and the fear of catching COVID-19.