A Nigerian health worker, Godbless Uwadiegwu, who pleaded guilty to sex crimes involving memory care patients in the United States has been jailed.
A 59-year-old former nurse aide, Godbless Uwadiegwu, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment by a U.S court after pleading guilty to sexually abusing patients.
Uwadiegwu had his sentence on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, after he was accused of having sexual contact with two patients in two different facilities: Traditions of Deerfield and Otterbein Seniorlife in Maineville.
According to Fox News, the convict will also be required to register as a Tier sex offender for at least 15 years.
Uwadiegwu pleaded guilty in November to two felony counts of gross sexual imposition. He was previously indicted on three rape charges and three charges of gross sexual imposition. The rape charges and one of the gross sexual imposition counts were dropped as part of the plea.
Prosecutors sought the maximum sentence. However, his attorney unsuccessfully argued in court that Uwadiegwu was not a repeat offender and only a “moderate risk.”
Meanwhile, Uwadiegwu faces similar charges from two alleged incidents in Butler County, in Hamilton in September 2018 and in Middletown in December 2013.
A Butler County grand jury indicted him in November on five charges including rape, two counts of gross sexual imposition, sexual battery, and unlawful restraint, according to the court.
Hamilton police records allege he was a state-tested nursing assistant when he had sexual contact in a private home in 2018 with a disabled victim who could not resist or give consent due to her condition.
The other report, from Middletown police, is from 2013. The victim stated that she was friends with Uwadiegwu and said that he was pushing to become her home health provider when he sexually assaulted her.
In addition, victim advocate, Erika Bourelle, read letters on behalf of the victims and their families.
One letter was written by one of the victims herself.
“Some people may not remember, but I do. This happened on his first day in my building. I needed assistance after using the restroom and he came in to help me wipe,” she wrote.
Author: Seyi Awoleye
Los-Angeles, CA, USA