A Cincinnati man has been convicted of raping a 92-year-old woman who was confined to her bed and unable to talk at a nursing home where he worked.
On Monday, a judge found 22-year-old Samuel Onyenweaku guilty of raping the nursing home resident in November. The woman has since passed away from an unrelated condition.
A supervisor at the home testified against Onyenweaku, saying that she attempted to go into the woman’s room but the door was locked. After finally forcing her way inside, the woman was reportedly naked from her chest down and a man’s pants, underwear, and shoes were strewn near the bed.
The supervisor then forced her way into the bathroom, which was also locked, and found Onyenweaku.
Assistant prosecutor Anita Vizedom said, “She had had a normal, good, decent life. She had been a school teacher in Kentucky. This is terrible. She did know what was happening. This was the end of her life.”
“He’s a predator,” Vizedom told reporters. “He chose her because she was not going to be able to communicate.”
After the attack, the victim was taken to UC Medical Center to be treated and was then released to a hospice.
Onyenweaku was fired by the nursing home and arrested.
Onyenweaku has been convicted of rape, felony assault, and patient abuse. He faces up to 20 years in prison at his sentencing hearing, scheduled for July 28.