Saturday, August 27, 2016

Nurse Accused of Raping Three Female Prisoners

A mental health nurse accused of raping three female prisoners told a colleague he was checking an inmate's make-up when she found them alone in a room, a jury heard. Peter Barrowman denies raping three inmates in 2014, and indecently assaulting a fourth at HMP Cornton Vale between 2009 and 2010.

He also denies supplying drugs to prisoners. Prison officer Janine Hunter, 40, told the trial Barrowman, 35, was “hyper”.

She said she saw him take the woman he is accused of assaulting and later threatening into a nurse’s room and shut the door. She went in 10 minutes later.

Hunter said: “He was a bit flustered. He was standing between her legs. He said he was checking her foundation.