Worker at Des Moines hospital accused of raping patient


DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man working at a metro hospital was arrested after allegedly raping a patient.

Tracey Hooks, 48, is being held in the Polk County Jail charged with third-degree sex abuse.

According to the criminal complaint, Hooks was working at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines in September 2020 when he raped a female patient. He was arrested on Friday. It is unclear what Hooks’ duties were at the hospital.

A representative with Broadlawns Medical Center was unable to respond to the case.

Hooks is being held on a $10,000 bond. He will appear before a judge on June 6.

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