WASHINGTON — A 63-year-old employee of a Northeast D.C. hospital has been arrested after allegedly engaging in unwanted sexual contact with a patient.
The Metropolitan Police Department stated that an investigation into Titus Sunday Okechukwu, of Cheverly, Maryland, was sparked after they received a complaint. A woman claimed that Okechukwu, who was an employee at Bridgepoint Hospital Capitol Hill, located on 7th Street Northeast, committed the offense against her inside the hospital between Dec. 26-27, 2022, according to the incident report.
Through an investigation, detectives were able to obtain a DC Superior Court arrest warrant for the sexual abuse. On Friday, members of the Criminal Apprehension Unit located and arrested Okechukwu, who is facing the charge of second-degree sexual abuse of a patient, police said.
According to DC Police, there has been an increase in sex abuse cases across the District, with case numbers up 105% so far in 2023, compared to this time in 2022; there have been 41 reported sex abuse cases this year compared to 20 for the same period in 2022.
If you or a friend need help, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline.
Here's the number: 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673) or the DC Victim Hotline. 844-4 HELP DC (844-443-5732).
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