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article imagePaediatrician mistaken for Paedophile

By Chris V. Thangham     May 16, 2007 in Crime
A pediatrician is mistaken for a pedophile, vandals spray paint the doctor's house with the term "paedo"
A paediatrician at a south Wales hospital has been forced out of her home by vandals who thought her job title meant the same as "peadophile".
South African born Yvette Cloete, a Pediatrician (Paediatrician in other English versions), is a specialist registrar for the Royal Gwen Hospital for almost two and half years. Some dummy confusing the term pedophile (paedophile) with pediatrics, thought she was pedophile, so they spray painted all over her home with the term “Paedo”. When she woke up she saw all the spray painting and got scared and is now in hiding at a friend’s house.
She has told the hospital and her friends, that she no longer will be staying at that area and feels it is less safe to live there.
Gwent Police are searching for the perpetrators and said it shows “extraordinary ignorance” on their part.
The hospital spokesman told Ananova, a news site, that the doctor is very frustrated with the whole incident and would rather see it go away. He also requested if anyone knows about the vandals to contact them or the police.
Marie Thorn, a senior administrator at the Royal Gwent Hospital, said: "I spoke with Yvette after what happened to see how she is and she was dealing with it very well in the circumstances.
It seems Yvette was planning to move from the area for sometime, so this incident made her move quickly.
Marie said it is quite staggering people can make such a mistake, they must be incredibly ignorant. She also said Yvette has worked with her the last few years and she said Yvette is one of the nicest people one could ever meet.
Hope the doctor forgets this incident soon and gets on with her life. Lucky she was not hurt. She shouldn’t let this incident affect her life, she should keep doing her best, if at all they are the ones should worry, they will face far worse situations later in life.
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