A doctor who worked at Americare Health -- a medical practice that focuses on internal health, family medicine and pediatrics -- in Charlotte, North Carolina was arrested Thursday after 31+ patients said he sexually assaulted them.
A Charlotte doctor arrested in late January on sexual assault charges was arrested again after more alleged victims came forward, according to police. Dr. Fidelis I. Uwensuyi-Edosomwan, 52, turned himself in to police Thursday and was charged with 16 counts of sexual battery and 16 counts of sex offense. He was given a $960,000 bond on the new charges. Uwensuyi-Edosomwan was arrested on January 30, on two counts of second-degree sexual offense and three counts of sexual battery related to two patients. At that time, he was ordered not to practice medicine, according to police and documents filed with NC Medical Board. Then, in mid-February, police said that 15 more woman came forward claiming they were victimized by Uwensuyi-Edosomwan. They said the allegations were being reviewed by detectives to determine if there were any criminal acts committed. As of March 19, Sexual Assault Detectives said they had identified a total 31 victims. They say there are also 8 additional cases that were identified as being outside the statute of limitations....According to arrest warrants released in February, 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 engage 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."..."Both victims reported within the first 24 hours that it occurred," investigators said during a press conference in early February. They also said the alleged victims were not sedated during the incidents.The 32 counts filed Thursday are in addition to the initial charges filed in January. So, in short: He's going to be in prison for the rest of his life.