Man charged in rape of nursing home patient

Samuel Onyenweaku, 22 (Source: HCSO)
Samuel Onyenweaku, 22 (Source: HCSO)

DEER PARK, OH (FOX19) - A nursing home employee was indicted Thursday on charges of raping a 92-year-old patient at the home.

Samuel Onyenweaku, 22, of West Chester, was charged with rape, felonious assault and patient abuse from an incident reported on Nov. 24 at the Amber Park Nursing Home on E. Galbraith Road.

According to the indictment, Onyenweaku worked as a nurse's aide at the home. Shortly before 5 a.m., a nurse attempted to enter the elderly woman's room and noticed the door was closed and locked, which is not customary.

The nurse unlocked the door and reportedly found the victim in bed with her nightgown pulled up and not wearing any undergarments. Investigators say the nurse also saw men's clothing on the floor, and Onyenweaku was found in the private bathroom in the woman's room.

According to authorities, the nurse immediately called 911 and EMS and Deer Park Police responded to the nursing home to conduct their investigation.

The victim was transported to UC Medical Center for an examination and treatment. She was released from the hospital to the care of Cincinnati Hospice.

Onyenweaku was fired by the nursing home, arrested on Nov. 26 and has been held in the Hamilton County Justice Center.

If convicted of all charges, Onyenweaku faces the possibility of 19.5 years in prison.

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