Assisted Living Employee Charged with Rape of Elderly Resident, Investigation Pending

An 84-year-old resident of an assisted living community has purportedly been sexually assaulted by a staff member. The police were contacted after the daughter of the alleged victim believed her mother had been assaulted. The staff member was suspended from employment, arrested, and charged with rape.

“The safety of our residents and employees at [the assisted living] community is always of paramount importance. We are disappointed and concerned about this alleged incident. We are taking swift action and conducting an internal investigation as well as cooperating with authorities,” the facility administration said in a statement. The former employee plead not guilty in a hearing earlier in the week. For more, read the story.