Man accused of raping patient in US flees to Kenya
An American woman who was raped by a male nurse in Texas claims her attacker fled to Kenya.
Debe Castro was admitted at the Medical Center of Plano in the Dallas-Fort worth metroplex in January 2013 where she was preparing for a heart procedure when the incident occurred.
The male nurse identified as Wilson Karago entered Ms Castro’s room in the middle of the night.
“He woke me up. He kissed me. He said, ‘You kiss, but you don’t tell.’ Something to that nature when he woke me up,” Ms Castro told WFAA, a local television station.
“And I said, ‘Whoa, what are you doing here?’ And that’s when things escalated. The rape started.”
According to records, Ms Castro went to report the incident at a Plano police station.
DNA evidence was collected from Ms Castro and eventually investigators drew Mr Karago’s blood for analysis. The DNA matched. Mr Karago was later indicted by a Collin County grand jury.
According to Ms Castro, when police went to arrest Mr Karago, he had already fled to Kenya and that “country will not extradite accused criminals to America.”
In August 2012 however, Kenya extradited Ms Anastacia Oluoch who was caught on camera beating an elderly patient in Baltimore Maryland.
She had been charged assault and abuse of a vulnerable adult in the beating of the 90-year-old man.
Ms Castro is frustrated that law enforcement will not release any documents relating to the case since this is still being considered an active case.
She went to the media to tell her story so that it could serve as a warning to others.
Mr Karago was licensed as a nurse in 2007 in Indiana before being awarded another license by the state of Pennsylvania.
In 2010, he was awarded another license in California before he finally showed up in Texas later in the year.
The Texas Board of Nursing has since revoked his license over the rape incident.
Mike Sawicki a Dallas attorney told the TV station that a nurse moving several times may serve as a warning sign.
“A warning sign can be if that nurse has moved several times in the past and doesn’t have a really good explanation for why,” Mr Sawicki said.