Philadelphia Doctor Gets 3 Decades in a Cage for Rape
A physician found guilty of tying a woman up in her home and raping her in 2009 has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
A 12-person jury in Athens County Common Pleas Court found 32-year-old Charles H. Nguyen guilty of Kidnapping, Rape, Burglary and evidence tampering.
The victim is a 29-year-old woman who testified that she had met her assailant through an online dating service. She pleaded with the court to impose the maximum sentence on Nguyen, who was at the time a medical resident at a New York City hospital.
Athens County assistant prosecutor Keller Blackburn argued before judge Michael Ward that the criminal doctor deserved the maximum sentence. “He took a rope to her house. He took tape and scissors and he blindfolded her,” the prosecutor said. “He knew exactly what he was going to do.”
Once out of prison, Nguyen will be ordered to register as a level-3 sexual predator, the most serious category of sexual offender.
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