|
|
|
|
|
3rd Safarul Muzaffer 1436 | Thursday, Nov 27, 2014
India

Indian nurse jailed in Oz for having sex with patient

Thursday, 8 April 2010
Comments(0)
April 08:

Melbourne, April 08: An Indian-origin male nurse has been jailed for having sex with a patient at a Melbourne youth mental health centre, a media report said Thursday.

Kennedy Swamy, who migrated to Australia from India in 2006, was working as a nurse last year when he met an 18-year-old woman who had been admitted with bipolar disorder, reported the Australian news agency AAP.

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe.

Swamy, who was then 28, asked the teenager if she liked him and suggested they go to the bathroom where they had sex. This happened March 7.

Two days later they again had sex in the bathroom.

The teenager disclosed the sexual activity when she was taking part in a therapy session. The victim first thought it was okay but then realised it was not, said Judge Wendy Wilmoth.

Wilmoth said that due to her illness the victim's decision-making ability would have been severely effected and Swamy should have been aware from his training that sexual indiscretions were a breach of his duties.

"You breached the trust placed in you as a carer of a vulnerable person who was in a fragile state," Judge Wilmoth was quoted as saying while sentencing Swamy in the Victorian County Court Thursday.

She said Swamy had lost his career and now found that his future in Australia was uncertain, because his student visa had expired. But she said his mental state was also fragile when the incidents took place as his wife had not long returned to India with their two-month-old child.

Swamy pleaded guilty. He must serve a minimum of 15 months' jail before being eligible for parole.

--IANS

Latest News

Accidents on ORR can be prevented with Govt efforts

As many as 37 accidents occurred on the ORR during the last six months, Home Minister informed the S ...

Dogs hear our words and how we say them!

In some good news for dog-owners who spend considerable time talking to their pets, researchers have found that the canines pay attention to ...

Top US Diplomat Nisha Biswal meets Nepal A...

Nisha Desai Biswal, the Obama administration's point person for South and Central Asia, today met Nepalese Army Chief Gen Gaurav Shumsher Ra ...

Related News

No talks with Pakistan when bullets are flying: Minister of state for De...

India cannot have talks with Pakistan when bullets are flying around, Minister of State for Defence ...

Affordable homes: Bank can lend Rs 10 lakh against infra bonds

RBI today allowed banks to extend loans up to Rs 10 lakh to individuals against long-term infrastru ...

Black money rampant in property deals, claims sting operation

At least 35 realty developers have been found to be willing to accept black money in property trans ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26230 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think introduction of grills to separate ladies and gents in RTC buses add to travel woes?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, Telangana, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com