Doctor Arrested On Two Counts Of Sexual Abuse
June 10, 2010
Police detectives yesterday arrested Dr. Gabrial Ogbonnaya (44)
on two counts of sexual abuse. The investigation was opened when
two separate adult female victims reported similar contacts with
The victims each reported that they had gone to Ogbonnaya, an
Internal Medicine doctor, for general medical services at his
office at 2919 S. Ellsworth in Mesa. On each occasion, the
victims were shown to treatment rooms where they met with
Ogbonnaya. In each case, the reason for the visit would in no
way require Ogbonnaya to examine or touch their breasts or
The first victim reported that when Ogbonnaya came into the
room, he placed his forehead against hers and began rubbing her
neck and the top of her breasts. Eventually he moved his hands
lower and commented that she should "have more sex" as he was
tapping her vaginal area over her clothing.
The second victim reported nearly the same type of contact with
Ogbonnaya. She said that while in the exam room, Ogbonnaya
"patted her vaginal area" over her clothing and told her that
she "needs to have more sex."
The two incidents happened months apart and the victims are
unrelated and do not know each other.
Based on the similar accounts, detectives believe there could be
additional victims who may have come into contact with
Ogbonnaya. Detectives are asking that anyone who may be a victim
or know a victim of Ogbonnaya to contact the Mesa Police
Department at 480-644-2211.
Ogbonnaya was booked on two counts of Sexual Abuse, a class 5