16 Female Patients Accuse Nigerian-American Doctor Of Sexual Assault
According to a news report on WBTV, police say 14 more women have come forward accusing a Nigerian doctor in Charlotte of sexual assault.
Dr. Fidelis I. Uwensuyi-Edosomwan, 52, was arrested on January 30, on sexual offense charges related to two patients – two counts of second-degree sexual offense and three counts of sexual battery and given a $57,500 bond.
On January 2, a woman told police that she went to a medical facility in the 1800-block of Milton Road for a medical examination. During that exam, the victim said, Dr. Uwensuyi-Edosomwan sexually assaulted her.
Then on January 14, a second woman reported that she was also sexually assaulted by Dr. Uwensuyi- Edosomwan at a medical facility in the 700-block of West Sugar Creek Road. According to the arrest warrants, Uwensuyi-Edosomwan “unlawfully, willfully, and feloniously did engage in sex offense with [Victim 1] by force and against that Victim’s will” on January 2.
The warrants state the same for the second victim on January 14. The warrants go on to state that Uwensuyi-Edosomwan “unlawfully and willfully for the purpose of sexual arousal and sexual gratification engaged in sexual contact, by pushing his erect penis onto the [second] victim’s hand during a medical examination by force and against the will of the other person.”
The warrants state that Uwensuyi-Edosomwan also “rubbed the [second] victim’s vagina over her pants with his fingers after a medical examination” and “lifted the [second] victim’s shirt and bra and then rubbed her breast during a medical exam without the victim’s consent.”
WBTV is not releasing the victims’ names. “Both victims reported within the first 24 hours that it occurred,” investigators said during a press conference Tuesday. They also said the alleged victims were not sedated during the incidents.
Police now say on Feb. 12, that 14 more woman had come forward claiming they were victimized by Uwensuyi-Edosomwan.
They say the allegations are being reviewed by detectives to determine if there were any criminal acts committed. The NC Medical Board documents note that Uwensuyi-Edosomwan “vehemently denies” all of the charges.
WBTV reached out to Dr. Uwensuyi-Edosomwan, but he would not comment. However, one of his patients, who WBTV is only identifying as “Victoria,” said she never had any problems with Dr. Uwensuyi-Edosomwan. “He’s a good guy,” she said. “Never had any problems with him. Never. Never.”
Dr. Uwensuyi-Edosomwan was ordered not to practice medicine “until such time as he is given permission to do so by the NC Medical Board President.”