• Local hospital employee charged with rape faces allegations involving second patient


    WILKINSBURG, Pa. - A Pittsburgh hospital worker is in the Allegheny County Jail, charged with raping and sexually assaulting a patient.

    An employee of LifeCare Hospital, a mental health facility in Wilkinsburg, contacted Channel 11 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.


    The victim 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.

    Another female patient made complaints to the police about Solawon back in August that he was inappropriately touching her.

    Solawon was sent home after the patient alleged he slipped into her room just after midnight on Aug. 15 and asked why she was not asleep, according to a criminal complaint.

    According to the complaint, the patient told Solawon she was having anxiety. That's when he allegedly walked over to her and began rubbing her neck and behind while saying, "This will help you sleep."

    In the complaint, the patient told police she tried to leave the room, but Solawon blocked her and only left when she began to get loud. She later took her concerns to hospital staff.

    Channel 11 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.

    Solawon is expected in court on Thursday.



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