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Man sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping patient while working as nurse in Independence

<i>Jackson County Detention/KCTV</i><br/>According to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office
Jackson County Detention/KCTV
Jackson County Detention/KCTV
According to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office


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    JACKSON COUNTY, Missouri (KCTV) — A man who was a nurse at an Independence hospital has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping a patient of his.

According to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, Chukwuemeka U. Emmanuel was convicted in November of first-degree rape or attempted rape after a bench trial.

Today, the 38-year-old was sentenced to spend 20 years in a Missouri prison.

He was charged back in June of 2019.

According to court documents, a patient at Centerpoint had told police that she was raped by her nurse. Police identified that nurse as Emmanuel.

The survivor told police that he had been cleaning her when he inserted his fingers and genitalia into her.

At the time, she was being given morphine and other narcotics for pain management. However, she did say that she told Emmanuel several times that he was hurting her and asked him to stop.

Another nurse at Centerpoint, who was in a relationship with Emmanuel, said he’d called her and said he was going to Nigeria because he’d been accused of rape.

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