Runaway Rapist-Physician Captured in South America

Doctor Roger Abdelmassih was living in luxury in the Paraguay capital

Dr Roger Abdelmassih

Dr Roger Abdelmassih

In the city of Asuncion Paraguay, investigators have arrested a fugitive physician who had been found guilty of raping 39 patients.

Prior to his arrest Doctor Roger Abdelmassih, age 70, was a well-known fertility specialist in Sao Paulo Brazil. He had been on the run since 2011, after being sentenced to 278 years in prison for assaulting women in the treatment rooms of his fertility clinic.

The doctor was originally arrested in 2009 and convicted in 2010, after a former clinic employee went to police as a witness. Before the trial was over, 39 different women testified that he had raped or sexually abused them during medical exams or while they were in recovery. The assaults occurred over a 14-year period that investigators believe began as far back as 1995.

Abdelmassih MD had been living with his wife and children at the time of his arrest, in a wealthy neighborhood of Paraguay’s capital city, Asuncion.

Here’s another view of this terrible case:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-28862308

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