Investigation into alleged rape at mental health facility

Police have launched an investigation into an alleged rape at a mental health facility in Porirua. Photo/File
Police have launched an investigation into an alleged rape at a mental health facility in Porirua. Photo/File

Police have launched an investigation after a female patient at a secure mental health facility at Porirua said she was raped by a male patient in the same unit.

A Capital & Coast District Health Board spokesman says they informed police as soon as they became aware of the incident, at its Haumietiketike mental health facility.

The complaint was made on Wednesday

The spokesman says both patients remain in the hospital's care but are being held in separate units.

No charges have yet been laid.

- Newstalk ZB

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