June 19, 2019

An Overland Park, Kan., man who works as a nurse at Independence hospital has been charged with the rape of a patient at the hospital, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Chukwuemeka U. Emmanuel, dob: 12/25/1983, faces Rape or Attempted Rape 1st Degree.

According to court documents filed today, a patient at Centerpoint Hospital in Independence reported to Independence police that she was raped by her nurse, who police identified as the defendant. The victim told police the nurse had been cleaning her when he inserted his fingers and his penis into her vagina. At the time, the patient was being given morphine and other narcotics for pain management. The victim said she told the defendant several times that he was hurting her and she asked him to stop. Another nurse at Centerpoint, who told police she is in a relationship with the defendant, stated that the defendant called her and told her he was going to Nigeria because he had been accused of a rape. She believed he was in New York or Nigeria.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $100,000.

Charging Document(s)

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded