Investigation Launched Into Alleged Rape At Private Hospital

An investigation has been launched into the alleged rape of a patient at a private hospital in Tralee, Co Kerry.

According to reports, a woman contacted garda earlier this month claiming that she had been raped during a medical examination at the Bon Secours Hopsital.

It is understood that part of the hospital was sealed, declared a crime scene and examined by garda crime scene investigators.

The woman, understood to be aged in her 60s, was examined by a specialist sexual assault unit and has been offered counselling.

Gardaí confirmed that they have interviewed a number of people in connection with the investigation and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Garda urged anyone with any information relating to the investigation to contact them.


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