Authorities investigate rape report at state hospital

Police lights (KSN File Photo)

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.

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