Giovanni Quintella Bezerra, a Brazilian anesthetist is accused of raping a woman during a C-section and is thought to have been involved in five other similar incidents.
During the third C-section in Rio de Janeiro, Giovanni Quintella Bezerra was covertly videotaped by nurses who became alarmed by his actions and thought he was abusing the patient.
Giovanni Quintella Bezerra reportedly heavily sedated the woman during the C-section, to the point where she was barely aware of what was going on.
Giovanni Quintella Bezerra is said to have positioned himself near the woman’s head as surgeons began to deliver the baby, with his gown arranged in such a way that the rest of the team, working just feet away, couldn’t see her from the neck up.
After that, he is alleged to have orally raped her for ten minutes, threatening a nurse who approached him.
However, he was unaware that nurses had set up a phone in a nearby glass cabinet to record him throughout the procedure after growing suspicious of his behavior during two previous C-sections on the same day.
After watching the video, the women noticed that Bezerra appeared to be pulling the woman’s head toward his crotch and then pushing it back away.
On July 10, Bezerra was taken into custody and accused of attacking the patient.