Monday, December 16, 2013

Man Accused Of Raping 92-Year-Old Woman

CPD Investigate Rape In An Amber Park Nursing Home In Deer Park

Cincinnati State University nursing student charged with the rape of an elderly woman and denies all responsibility.

DEER PARK, OH, - A nursing home employee was indicted Thursday November 26th 2013 on charges that he raped a helpless 92-year-old mentally ill woman at the group home.

Samuel Onyenweaku, 22, of West Chester, was charged with Rape, Felonious Assault and Patient Abuse from an incident reported on November 24th 2013 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 AM, 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 hiding in the private bathroom inside of 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 University of Cincinnati 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 November 26th 2013 and has been held in the Hamilton County Justice Center.

The suspect's family insists, although enough evidence was gathered to charge and then indict Onyenweaku, that he was simply "using the bathroom" and that "it's all a big misunderstanding".

If convicted of all charges, Onyenweaku faces the possibility of 20 years in prison.

References:
WCPO Channel 9, Samuel Onyenweaku: Man Charged With Raping Woman At Nursing Home
WXIX Channel 19, Samuel Onyenweaku Charged In Rape Of Nursing Home Patient
Hamilton County Clerk Of Courts, B1307099: State Of Ohio vs Samuel Onyenweaku