In 2004 ‘Amy,’ who was being treated for a drug overdose, screamed “Mum, don’t let him near me! He shouldn’t be in here! He’s raped me!” when a male nurse entered the room. Amy’s mother assumed her daughter was hallucinating. Amy’s mental health deteriorated, leading to a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. Six years later, the nurse was convicted of raping Amy, having already been jailed for indecent assault in 2002 and for having consensual sex with a teenaged patient in a toilet in 2007. Amy remains in a secure mental hospital. “I’m doing all this time for him! Eight years I’ve been locked up,” she told her mother.
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