Virginia Nursing Home Employee Arrested on Allegations of Sexual Assault Against Elderly

A Staunton man previously employed at an area nursing home faced charges this week after he assaulted patients there, police say.  The nursing home has also been accused of not properly reporting the allegations of abuse. The man, 47, was a nurse's aide (CNA) at Envoy Nursing Home in Staunton.  According to police, he assaulted two patients at the facility. The nursing home discovered the abuse when a family member spoke up.

Police say the man has been accused of Groping a 53-year-old patient at Envoy back in January. Additionally, a 43-year-old patient claims the man tried to force her to perform oral sex. The former employee is charged with aggravated sexual battery and misdemeanor sexual battery.  He is currently free on bond.

The administrator at Envoy of Staunton is also facing a civil charge after failing to immediately report the alleged incident to police. The nursing home is under an ongoing investigation by Adult Protective Services as well. For more, read the story

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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