Patient accuses Pittsburgh hospital employee of rape, sexual assault


A Pittsburgh hospital worker is in the Allegheny County Jail, charged with rape and sexual assault.

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According to police, the alleged victim was a patient.

The details in the criminal complaint are disturbing.

An employee of LifeCare Hospital, a mental health facility in Wilkinsburg, contacted WPXI about the arrest of a fellow worker. She agreed to talk to us on the condition she remain anonymous.

According to the criminal complaint, a former female patient of the hospital accused Adesile Solawon, 56, of repeatedly forcing her to have sex with him.

The victim alleges the abuse happened when Solawon would "sneak into her designated room" after a nurse gave her a sleep aid.

She told police that Solawon told her "to keep what was happening a secret."

Solawon was arrested this week for rape and sexual assault, among other charges.

Back in August, he was suspended for inappropriately touching another patient, according to the criminal complaint.

The employee said Solawon's return to work made her and others uncomfortable.

WPXI contacted LifeCare Health Partners, the Texas-based company that operates the hospital, and were told there was no one locally that could respond to our inquiries tonight.


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