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A physiotherapist arrested in Bilbao for alleged sexual assault of a patient

Jesus Carames

June 17, 2024 | 6:57 pm

The facts and police intervention

La Ertzaintza A 21-year-old man has been arrested in Bilbao for an alleged crime of sexual assault to a patient during a physical therapy session. As reported by the Basque Department of Security, the events occurred after 11:00 a.m. this Monday at a physiotherapy center in the city.

A patient informed the Ertzaintza that, during a consultation for a knee injury, she had been sexually assaulted by the physiotherapist who was treating her. After receiving the complaint, the agents went to the physiotherapy center to gather information about what happened. Subsequently, they proceeded to arrest the alleged perpetrator of the events.

Judicial procedure and assistance to the victim

The arrested person was taken to the police station, where investigations are being carried out. relevant proceedings before placing it at the disposal of the Bilbao Guard Court. The victim, for her part, has filed a complaint with the Ertzaintza after receiving medical assistance.

This case underscores the importance of reporting any type of sexual assault and acting quickly to protect victims and ensure that alleged attackers face justice. The Ertzaintza has reiterated its commitment to investigate these crimes with the utmost diligence and to provide support to victims.

Reactions and safety measures

The incident has caused considerable concern in the local community, especially among patients at physiotherapy centers and other health services. Authorities have emphasized the importance of following strict protocols to prevent these types of situations and have urged anyone who may have been a victim of a similar assault to report it.

La Ertzaintza has indicated that it will remain vigilant and continue working to ensure that healthcare environments are safe for all patients. In this sense, security measures in health and physiotherapy centers are being reviewed to ensure that adequate protection and privacy standards are met.

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