- Haaretz - Breaking News Ticker (04/04/2004)
- Male nurse indicted for molesting women in maternity ward (04/05/2004)
Sunday, April 04, 2004
Case of Ilan Hacham
Case of Ilan Hacham
Maternity Ward Nurse - Assaf Horefeh Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel
Arrested and charged with allegedly molesting two women in maternity ward of Assaf Harofeh Hospital. One of the woman said she asked the nurse to give her something to hold on to while she was in labor to ease her pain. Horefeh came near her and suggested she grab his penis. The other woman, said when the nurse came into the recovery room to take her blood pressure, he grabbed her hand and placed it on his crotch.
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Haaretz - Breaking News Ticker
Haaretz - April 05, 2004 Nisan 14, 5764
Male nurse Ilan Hacham, 40, indicted for allegedly molesting two women in maternity ward of Assaf Harofeh Hospital
Male nurse indicted for molesting women in maternity ward
By Roni Singer, Haaretz Correspondent and Itim
Haaretz - April 5, 2004
A male nurse in the maternity ward of Assaf Horefeh Hospital in Tel Aviv was indicted Monday on suspicion that he molested women under his care.
Ilan Hacham, 40, has worked in the maternity ward for the past 15 years. Last week, two women accused him of touching them inappropriately. He was placed under house arrest.
The nurse claimed everything he did was part of his job and purely professional.
After police officers and the two women confronted the nurse Sunday, the officers became increasingly convinced of the veracity of the women's claim. Police suspect many more women were abused by the nurse over the years.
One of the women who accused the nurse gave birth in May 2003. She told police her husband, who is handicapped, was not present when she gave birth. The woman said she asked the nurse to give her something to hold on to so as to ease her pain, and he came near her and suggested she grab his penis.
Another woman, who gave birth at the beginning of March, said when the nurse came into the recovery room to take her blood pressure, he grabbed her hand and placed it on his crotch.
The two women know each other and recently talked about their birthing experiences. One woman told the other she would never go back to Assaf Harofeh, and told her friend about her ordeal. It was then that her friend realized they were both abused by the same nurse.
"These are two intelligent and convincing women," said Ramle police chief Yigal Hadad. "They tell a believable story which indicates the nurse performed acts which were unprofessional and had nothing to do with his job as nurse."
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