A Somali immigrant allegedly tried to rape a woman while she was in labor at a hospital in Rome, according to a Tuesday report.
AlÃ¬ Abdella, 38, has been accused of sexual violence and theft by attempting to rape an unidentified woman, 43, while she was in labor at the Santâ€™Eugenio Hospital in Rome,Â reportedÂ Italian outlet Il Libero Quotidianno. Abdella allegedly stole and donned a green hospital uniform, entered the womanâ€™s hospital room, and began groping her thigh and masturbating in front of her,Â reportedÂ La Stampa.
The woman began screaming, alerting hospital staff who called the police,Â accoring toÂ pupia.tv. Abdella, who has been living in Italy for the past five years and has a history of crime, was arrested Dec. 31 by the Epozione police department.
Abdellaâ€™s first trial has been scheduled for Jan. 10. The defense team is calling for a psychiatristâ€™s report.
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