Nursing Home Worker Charged With Sexually Assaulting Four Residents With Dementia, Youngest 89

A 24-year-old nursing home worker was indicted Tuesday in a sexual assault case on elderly women in his care.

Authorities charged the nursing home worker with six counts of sexual assault involving four victims -- the youngest was 89. All of the patients suffered some level of dementia, officials said.

Prosecutors said coworkers told authorities that the aide undressed the woman, touched their nipples and laughed when they fought him.

He is being held on $250,000 bail and faces an automatic prison term if convicted.

Officials at the nursing home said they fired the worker after their own internal investigation. For more, read the story.

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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia. 

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