Man charged with raping a patient

Local - 6/17/2013 7:05 PM by Courtney Rosemond

BECKLEY - A man is in jail after allegedly raping a disabled patient at Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Michael Settle of Lochgelly is charged with third degree sexual assault. After police say he admitted to raping a mentally disabled woman at the hospital. Settle and the victim are both patients at BAR-H. Settle is currently in Southern Regional Jail.

Here is the statement released by Appalachian Regional Healthcare states. "we are aware of the allegations and they are being investigated internally by Beckley ARH and by members of law enforcement. Due to the ongoing nature of this investigation, we are unable to comment further at this time."

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