The doctor, identified as Giovanni Quintella Bezerra, 32, was arrested on suspicion of rape after he was secretly filmed orally raping a woman after he heavily sedated her at the Hospital da Mulher in São João de Meriti, Rio de Janeiro. ICYMI
Hospital staff were reportedly worried about the amount of drugs Bezerra was giving to his patients. The doctor is said to have used so much anaesthetic that the mothers would be unable to hold their babies after delivering.
The staff members who recorded the rape revealed the doctor had already carried out two similar procedures that day, with police investigating whether those two women were also victims of attack.
The custody hearing of the doctor was held on Tuesday, July 12. He is facing charges of rape with a prison sentence ranging from 8 to 15 years in Brazil.