The former of physician of the psycho-neurological hospital in Balti, who raped 18 patients, was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
According to the victim's lawyer, Doina Ioana Străisteanu, the sentence is final and enforceable, but may be appealed to the Supreme Court of Justice.
Moreover, the magistrates declared the man had raped 18 victims, not 15 victims as previously established by magistrates of the first instance.
Also, the Balti Court of Appeal ordered that 17 victims would be compensated by 50,000 lei and the last woman, who got pregnant and have abortion, will receive 70,000 lei.
The tragedy was discovered six years ago when a woman announced to have been raped by the doctor. She had been patient of the psycho-neurological boarding school in Balti.
Subsequently, during the investigations, other women claimed to have been raped and beaten.