Nurse banned after disabled victim blinks ‘credible evidence of sexual abuse’

A report (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/nurse-banned-after-disabled-victim-blinks-the-words-i-am-being-abused-a6927081.html) has stated that a nurse has been struck off after a severely disabled patient used a series of blinks to allege that he was being abused.

Ernesto Corpus, who worked at the University Hospital of South Manchester Trust, was banned from the profession by a disciplinary panel of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The decision came after the panel watched video evidence from the patient, whose communication had improved since the time of the alleged abuse, revealing the claims. It was reported that the patient used a series of blinks to spell out the words “I am being abused”. Mr Corpus was initially acquitted of sex attacks by a jury at Manchester Crown Court in October 2013, but has now been struck off after the panel deemed the allegations “credible and reliable”.

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