OSAWATOMIE, Kan. (AP) – Authorities are investigating a report that a staff member was raped at a state hospital for the mentally ill.
The Kansas City Star reports that a 42-year-old hospital patient was arrested Tuesday night after police were sent to the Osawatomie State Hospital. Police say the 21-year-old staff member was attacked after she was called to help a patient.
Police say another patient heard the struggle and stopped the attack. The staff member was taken to a hospital and released later that night.
The suspect is jailed in the Miami County Jail. No charges were immediately filed.