Nursing Home Employee Found Guilty of Sexual Assault of Patient, Sentenced to Life in Prison

A man accused of sexually assaulting a nursing home patient has been found guilty by a jury.  According to court documents, the convicted man was an employee of the nursing home.  The victim was a 74-year-old demented patient at the facility and has since passed away.  The prosecution submitted DNA evidence that was linked to the former employee.     

The former employee was sentenced by the jury to life in prison.  According to a report, the jury had the option of sentencing the man to probation only, but ultimately determined the harsher sentence was necessary.  For more, read the story.