Man accused of raping a baby is moved to secure unit at jail hospital after being punched and kicked by fellow prison inmate
- 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of raping 12-day-old baby at a home
- Inmates attacked accused in his cell at HMP Maghaberry in Northern Ireland
- Child is being treated in intensive care at Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children
A man who allegedly raped a two-week-old baby has been moved to a secure unit at a prison hospital after being attacked by inmates.
The 25-year-old was punched and kicked by prisoners at HMP Maghaberry in Northern Ireland after being arrested two weeks ago.
The alleged rapist was being kept in a single cell on 24-hour guard in jail to ‘stop other prisoners from attacking him’.
Inmates at HMP Maghaberry in Northern Ireland such as murderers are being kept away from the ‘Special Person at Risk’
But despite being treated as a ‘Special Person At Risk’ – which means inmates such as terrorists and murderers are being kept away from him – he was still attacked.
An inmate suspected of launching the attack has been stripped of privileges as a prison orderly.
A source told The Sun said: ‘It was a few digs, just for a few seconds. Then there was some panic and staff moved in to sort it out.’
The child is being treated in intensive care at Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children
The 25-year-old was arrested after an alleged sex attack on a 12-day-old infant at a home in the seaside village of Annalong area of Co Down.
The child is being treated in intensive care at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.