The obstetrics and gynaecology clinic in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Photo: Google Maps

A 61-year-old Taiwanese gynecologist was charged by the Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office on Thursday after he allegedly raped a 30-year-old Indonesian worker who was sedated during a consultation in April last year.

The man, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology who owns a clinic in Zhongli district in Taoyuan, was reportedly abusive and suspected of having extramarital affairs by his wife, who installed a pinhole security camera in the consultation room in an attempt to catch him in the act in April 2018, The Liberty Times reported.

Instead of discovering a mistress, the doctor’s wife was shocked to find her husband had sexually assaulted an Indonesian patient who had been put under sedation for an induced abortion from the specialist.

The video showed the doctor putting the Indonesian woman into a deep sleep with anesthetic and then telling his assistant, his daughter, to leave the room. The video then showed the doctor raping his patient, who remained unconscious throughout the act. The specialist later injected another 3cc of anesthetic into the woman and continued the abortion surgery.

Meanwhile, the angry wife filed a case to police, asking that her husband be convicted of criminal conduct in the name of practice under Article 21 of the Pharmacists Act. The law requires at least two specialists to be present when a patient is put under general anesthetic.

The clinic, which had been popular among migrants who sought abortions of unwanted pregnancies, went out of business in October 2018 after the charges surfaced. On conviction on drug-facilitated sexual intercourse, an offender can be punished with a jail term of at least seven years.

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