Macdoff Oghenejabo Okah, 46, of Silver Spring, pled guilty Thursday to charges of sexual abuse of a vulnerable adult and sexual offense in the third degree. His plea followed a conviction in a separate case Wednesday when a jury found Okah guilty of one count of sexual abuse of a vulnerable adult and three counts of sexual offense in the third degree.
He could be sentenced to up to 60 years in prison for the six counts. He will be sentenced Oct. 7.
The cases involve two separate victims at Adventist Healthcare Behavioral Health, Broschart Road in Rockville. He was a psychiatric technician, beginning in 2016. He was terminated three years ago, according to the state’s attorney’s office.
The case in which Okah pled guilty occurred in February 2018. A victim was involuntarily committed for psychiatric care there when Okah forced the victim to have intercourse in her room.
The incident in which a jury found him guilty occurred in June 2019. That victim also was involuntarily committed for psychiatric care when Okah entered her room and kissed her and pressed himself against her. His DNA was found on her, according to the state’s attorney’s office.
“This defendant abused his position of trust and authority over the victims, preying on them while they were in a vulnerable state. It took courage for the victims to come forward and that bravery will help to prevent further abuse. We look forward to a lengthy prison sentence in this matter,” said State’s Attorney John McCarthy.