Sexual Battery Conviction

Akepe Gerard Ntube, 47, of Lehigh Acres, was found guilty as charged of one count of Sexual Battery. A jury returned the verdict following a one-day trial in Lee County.

In 2020, Ntube worked as a physical therapist at a chiropractor’s office. A woman was getting a massage by the defendant to help heal a work injury. During the massage Ntube sexually battered the woman. She immediately jumped off the table and left. The defendant asked her not to report him. The victim drove straight to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and reported the crime. Deputies investigated and arrested the defendant.

Assistant State Attorney Michael Curley, of the Special Victims Unit, prosecuted the case. Sentencing is scheduled for August 2nd.

Samantha Syoen, Communications Director