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Care Worker Accused of Assaulting Woman

The police have arrested a young man accused of assaulting a 76-year-old woman at a care home. The police capital stated that a supervisor caught a 19-year-old man sexually assaulting the woman one night last week. Staff members told police that the employee was on an on call, fill-in worker at the nursing home. The man was taken into custody and charged with assault and attempted sexual abuse. This case highlights the need for extensive background checks at nursing homes. Oftentimes sexual offenders are able to fall through the cracks, and become employees at nursing homes. Nursing homes should have a very stringent policy about hiring to avoid both nursing home abuse and elderly neglect. To read more about the sexual abuse, please click the link.