Trial date set for Middletown man convicted of sex crimes against patients

Godbless E. Arinze Uwadiegwu

Credit: Warren County Jail

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Godbless E. Arinze Uwadiegwu

Credit: Warren County Jail

Credit: Warren County Jail

A Butler County trial date has been set for a Middletown man already convicted in Warren County of having sexual contact with assisted living patients who is facing more charges here.

Godbless Uwadiegwu, 59, of Bonita Drive, who was a nurses aide, was indicted in November by a Butler County grand jury for rape and sexual battery, for crimes allegedly committed between Sept. 1 and Sept. 5, 2018, and two counts of gross sexual imposition and unlawful restraint for crimes allegedly committed on Dec. 26, 2013, according to court records.

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Uwadiegwu appeared in Butler County Common Pleas Court on Monday where Judge Michael Oster Jr. set trial for April 25. He is scheduled to be back in court on Jan. 31 for a pretrial hearing. Oster set bond at $75,000.

Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser said there are two alleged victims in the indictment, one from Middletown and the other from Hamilton.

Uwadiegwu is accused of providing nursing care in a person’s home where he sexually assaulted her, Gmoser said. He added the victim is paraplegic.

The second case stemmed from a “date” situation in which Uwadiegwu is accused of sexually assaulting the woman, Gmoser said.

In the Butler County cases, Uwadiegwu was not employed in health care facilities or nursing homes at the time of the alleged crime, the prosecutor said.

In August, Uwadiegwu was indicted by a Warren County grand jury on multiple counts of rape and gross sexual imposition. The indictment accused Uwadiegwu of having sexual contact with victims while working at a facility in Deerfield Twp. and Maineville. The crimes allegedly occurred in January 2021 and September 2020.

Uwadiegwu pleaded guilty on Nov. 10 in Warren County Common Pleas Court to two count of gross sexual imposition. The other charges were dismissed.

Warren County Common Pleas Judge Donald Oda II sentenced Uwadiegwu to the maximum sentence of three years in jail — 18 months on each count.

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