Former Psychiatric Technician at Adventist HealthCare Charged with Sexual Assault of Patients
5 December 2019 | A psychiatric technician who worked at an Adventist HealthCare behavioral health facility in Rockville, Maryland, has been arrested, charged with second degree rape of one patient and third degree sexual offense against another.
Macdoff Oghenejabo Okah, 48, of Silver Spring, Maryland, worked at the Adventist-run facility at the time of the alleged offenses against two female patients.
Police said that both alleged offenses took place in the facility. One patient reported on June 6 that she was sexually assaulted by a medical center employee on June 5. The second patient reported sexual assault alleged to have taken place February 6, 2018, lodging the complaint on June 20.
According to WUSA9, Okah was fired by Adventist HealthCare on June 7. He was arrested this week on Wednesday and is currently being held in custody without bond.
Police are asking for anyone who believes they were victimized by Okah to contact the area’s Special Victims Investigation Unit at 240-773-5400.
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