MANKATO, MN – On March 8, police arrived at The Pillars of Mankato to question nursing home employee, Olabamidele Olumide Bewaji, 52, who was caught on surveillance video sexually assaulting an 83-year-old Alzheimer's patient, according to court documents.
The camera was set up in the victim's room by her son, so that he could monitor his mother's care. The webcam sent an alert after detecting unusual activity in the room.
When officers arrived at the nursing home, the victim was found to be “confused,” and not wearing “pajama bottoms or underwear,” the police report stated.
The footage shows Bewaji undressing the woman, climbing on top of her and raping her. The Nigerian immigrant only stopped when the victim's son spoke through the recording device and told him to stop.
Bewaji then “slowly stopped assaulting” the victim “and left the apartment.”
A criminal complaint states:
On or about March 8, 2021, in the County of Blue Earth, Minnesota, Olabamidele Olumide Bewaji did engage in sexual penetration with another person and the actor knew or had reason to know that the complainant was mentally impaired, mentally incapacitated or physically helpless.
Upon questioning, Bewaji not only confessed to raping the woman that same day, but on another occasion, a month earlier, as well.
Bewaji has been charged with Two counts of Third-Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Mentally Impaired/Helpless Victim and First-Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct-Penetration. He is currently being held at the Blue Earth County Jail.
If convicted, Bewaji faces up to 15 years in prison on each count.