COPS: West Hempstead Nurse Practitioner Allegedly Engaged In Inappropriate Contact With 19-Year-Old Female Patient

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According to detectives, Paul Igbide, 52, who worked as a Nurse Practitioner at West Hempstead Medical, allegedly engaged in inappropriate contact with a 19-year-old female patient.

WEST HEMPSTEAD, NY – An East Meadow man has been arrested in West Hempstead on charges of sexual abuse, according to the Nassau County Special Victims Squad. Paul Igbide, 52, who worked as a Nurse Practitioner at West Hempstead Medical, allegedly engaged in inappropriate contact with a 19-year-old female patient. The incidents reportedly occurred multiple times, starting on November 23, 2023.

The victim’s family member became aware of the inappropriate contact and promptly reported it to the Nassau County Police. Following a thorough investigation, Paul Igbide was arrested without incident on March 14, 2024.

Igbide has been charged with second-degree sexual abuse and two counts of sexual misconduct. He was arraigned on the same day at First District Court in Hempstead.

Authorities are urging anyone who believes they may have also been a victim of Paul Igbide to come forward and contact the Nassau County Special Victims Squad at 516-573-4022 or dial 911. All callers will remain anonymous.

This case serves as a reminder of the importance of reporting any incidents of sexual abuse or misconduct promptly. Victims should feel empowered to speak out and seek justice, knowing that their identities will be protected. The Nassau County Special Victims Squad is dedicated to investigating and holding perpetrators accountable for their actions, ensuring the safety and well-being of the community.


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Important: This story is categorized as a crime story and thus it is important to note that charges are accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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