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Published on February 28, 2024
Hialeah Nurse's License Revoked After Guilty Plea to Child Abuse Material ChargesSource: Unsplash/ Tingey Injury Law Firm

A Hialeah nurse has been stripped of his license following the discovery of child sex abuse material on his cellphone, according to an arrest report obtained by the Miami Herald. Oddly enough, it was Odumegwu Agbo himself who walked into the Hialeah police headquarters, submitted his phone, and claimed the illicit content.

The troubling incident took place on August 31, 2022, yet only now has Agbo's nursing license been revoked—nearly a year and a half later, Texas followed suit on May 3, enforcing reciprocal discipline but his statement maintaining ignorance to the illegality of the contents of his phone that he said had he known it was a crime, he would have deleted, does little to mitigate the gravity of his transgressions.

Initially facing six grave charges, Agbo pleaded guilty to three counts of use of a two-way communications device to commit a felony, while the charges for possession of child sexual performance were dropped, as reported by both the Miami Herald and an AOL News article. Following his plea, the 54-year-old has been sentenced to a 15-year term of probation.

The discovery of the abuse material came after an investigation into files being uploaded from Agbo's online account, leading him to surrender his mobile device to police upon their request; the state of Florida reacted swiftly with an emergency suspension of his license on March 1, 2023, after which Texas also suspended his license in a disciplinary echo, and to add to Agbo's fraudulent conduct, it was also revealed that he had bought a fake diploma from West Palm Beach’s short-lived Med-Life Institute WPB, but that revelation is but a footnote to the more serious issue at hand, the child pornography.

As revealed by the Miami Herald, Agbo's deceit dated back to 2015 when he purchased fraudulent educational credentials, drawing a parallel with a trial where three individuals were found guilty in a South Florida nursing-school 'diploma mill' scheme, which begs a broader inquiry into the integrity of the systems in place that are supposed to protect the most vulnerable among us.

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