KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jackson County Prosecution’s Office has charged a man with attempted rape of a patient inside a Kansas City hospital.

Elisha Beraiah, 31, is facing first-degree attempted rape and first-degree sodomy charges.

According to court records filed late Friday, Kansas City Police Department responded on Feb. 17, 2022,  to University Health Medical Center and talked to the victim, who said that Beraiah had sexually assaulted her while she was in her hospital room bed, asleep.

A hospital staff member told police she had gone to the victim’s room and saw Beraiah in the bed with the patient, who is visually impaired.

The witness said Beraiah had his pants down.

Beraiah was convicted of first-degree Sexual Abuse in 2016 and is a homeless, non-compliant sex offender.

Prosecutors requested the defendant be held on no bond.  

The hospital says the suspect was not an employee of the health system.

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