PRESS RELEASE, 12/5/2013

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment in nursing home rape case

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of West Chester resident Samuel Onyenweaku (DOB 10/11/91) for Rape (Felony 1), Felonious Assault (Felony 2) and Patient Abuse (Felony 4).  If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of 19 ½ years in prison.

Onyenweaku is charged with the November 24th rape of a 92-year-old patient of the Amber Park Nursing Home located at 3801 E. Galbraith Road in Deer Park, Ohio.  Onyenweaku worked at Amber Park as a nurse’s aide.  Shortly before 5:00 a.m. on the 24th, a nurse attempted to enter the 92-year-old victim’s room and discovered that the door was closed and locked which is not customary.  The nurse unlocked the door and found the victim in her bed with her nightgown pulled up and without any undergarments.  The nurse also found some men’s clothing on the floor in the victim’s room.  The defendant was found in the private bathroom in the victim’s room.

The nurse immediately called for EMS and EMS and Deer Park Police responded to the nursing home to conduct their investigation.  The victim was transported to University Hospital for an examination and treatment.  She was released from the hospital to the care of Cincinnati Hospice.

Onyenweaku was fired by the nursing home and has been in the Hamilton County Justice Center since his arrest on November 26th.

Prosecutor Deters commented, “This horrific act perpetrated by this rapist is incomprehensible.  An attack upon the elderly, the infirm, or on children, must be dealt with swiftly and strongly.  Our plan is to remove this offender from our community as long as the law will permit.”