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Man charged with trying to rape Kansas City hospital patient


February 20, 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman while she was a patient at a Kansas City hospital, the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office said Saturday.

Elisha Beraiah, 31, was charged with first-degree attempted rape and first-degree sodomy after he was arrested Thursday at University Health Medical Center.

According to a probable cause statement, the woman, who is visually impaired, said she was in her hospital bed when she felt someone get into her bed. She tried to fight him off and yelled for help.

A staff member entered the room and saw Beraiah in the...

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