A patient who filmed himself raping a female employee in a hospital toilet has been jailed for 12 years.Liam McCarthy, 25, 'grinned' as he strangled the victim and forced her to the floor in a 50-minute attack at Birmingham City Hospital. He dropped his wallet before fleeing the scene and was arrested when he later returned to the hospital to try and retrieve it.
McCarthy, from West Bromwich, West Midlands, was jailed for 12 years at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday after he pleaded guilty to rape and assault. He was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life.
The patient, who had been in the hospital waiting area earlier that day, filmed a 35-second clip of the attack on his mobile phone which was later discovered by police. Prosecutor Hugh O'Brien-Queen told the court McCarthy gripped the woman's neck with both hands and squeezed so she could hardly breathe.
The victim raised the alarm after realising that McCarthy had dropped his wallet before fleeing the scene. He was arrested when he returned to the hospital to try and collect his missing wallet.