In a disturbing story out of Syracuse, New York, a certified nurse aide has been formally accused of sexually abusing a physically disabled resident in a Utica nursing home. According to a report by one local news source, the state Attorney General has filed a nine-count indictment against a man who formerly worked at Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
Evidently, the man was charged with the following counts for alleged forcible sexual assault that took place on May 21 of this year:
- Three counts of sexual abuse in the first degree;
- Three counts of willful violation of health laws; and
- Three counts of endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person in the second degree.
If the man is convicted at trial, he will face up to 21 years in prison.