DISGRACEFUL: Nigerian born American Medical Doctor, OGECHUKWU VICTOR ADEKWEH Arrested for coercing underage girl into sex…Grand Rapids resident placed on administrative leave after being arrested for alleged online solicitation * 33-year-old began career as an emergency medicine doctor at Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital since September 2018 * “Adekweh was one of eight people arrested in a two-day sting operation. The operation focused on identifying and arresting suspects seeking to have sexual encounters with minor females in exchange for money”-Court documents * “We are deeply troubled by the allegations regarding Dr. Adekweh. Although we understand that they involve conduct unrelated to Grand Itasca, he has been placed on administrative leave”-Cassi Chrzanowski, Marketing and communications manager * Criminal complaints read: “The suspects responded to the advertisements, which featured ‘several pictures of a female in suggestive poses.’ The defendants allegedly communicated with undercover officers posing as a girl and claiming to be 15 years old. The men agreed to meet and pay for sexual services and were arrested upon arrival at the hotel” *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF


DISGRACEFUL:

Nigerian born American Medical Doctor, OGECHUKWU VICTOR ADEKWEH Arrested for coercing underage girl into sexGrand Rapids resident placed on administrative leave after being arrested for alleged online solicitation

* 33-year-old began career as an emergency medicine doctor at Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital since September 2018

* “Adekweh was one of eight people arrested in a two-day sting operation. The operation focused on identifying and arresting suspects seeking to have sexual encounters with minor females in exchange for money”-Court documents

* “We are deeply troubled by the allegations regarding Dr. Adekweh. Although we understand that they involve conduct unrelated to Grand Itasca, he has been placed on administrative leave”-Cassi Chrzanowski, Marketing and communications manager

* Criminal complaints read: “The suspects responded to the advertisements, which featured ‘several pictures of a female in suggestive poses.’ The defendants allegedly communicated with undercover officers posing as a girl and claiming to be 15 years old. The men agreed to meet and pay for sexual services and were arrested upon arrival at the hotel”

BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

OGECHUKWU VICTOR ADEKWEH, a renowned medicine doctor in Grand Rapids has ruined his life, career by engaging in sexual activities with a minor, underage girl for his pleasure. He was arrested, handcuffed and presently facing prosecution which may lead to his lose of medical license.

This Grand Rapids doctor is on administrative leave after being arrested for alleged online solicitation of minors. Ogechukwu Victor Adekweh, 33, of Grand Rapids, was charged Friday in State District Court with felony counts of engaging in or agreeing in sexual services with a minor. Adekweh is on administrative leave after being arrested for alleged online solicitation of minors.

The 33 year-old of Grand Rapids, was charged Friday in State District Court with felony counts of engaging in or agreeing to hire a minor to engage in prostitution. Adekweh started as an emergency medicine doctor at Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital in September 2018, according to the hospital’s website.

“We are deeply troubled by the allegations regarding Dr. Adekweh. Although we understand that they involve conduct unrelated to Grand Itasca, he has been placed on administrative leave,” said marketing and communications manager Cassi Chrzanowski in a statement emailed to the News Tribune on Saturday.

According to his profile on the hospital’s website, Adekweh decided to practice medicine because “growing up with a mother who is a nurse, I picked up an interest in caring for the sick. Also my birth position as the first child in my family’s generation of grandchildren, I have a natural gift and obligation to care.”

Adekweh was one of eight people arrested in a two-day sting operation. The operation focused on identifying and arresting suspects seeking to have sexual encounters with minor females in exchange for money, according to court documents. Investigators placed advertisements on various sites “known for soliciting commercial sex” and ran the operation out of a Duluth hotel room Wednesday and Thursday.

According to criminal complaints, the suspects responded to the advertisements, which featured “several pictures of a female in suggestive poses.” The defendants allegedly communicated with undercover officers posing as a girl and claiming to be 15 years old.

The men agreed to meet and pay for sexual services and were arrested upon arrival at the hotel, according to the complaints.

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