Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Massachusetts nursing home worker charged with assault

An employee of a Massachusetts nursing home in Berkshire County is facing charges of trying to rape a resident.
The suspect pleaded not guilty Monday in Southern Berkshire District Court to charges of assault with intent to rape, assault and battery on a disabled person over 60 years of age and injury to a disabled or elderly person. He was ordered held pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Thursday.
Police say the 46-year-old certified nursing assistant at the Laurel Lake Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Lee, was arrested Sunday in response to a complaint from another employee that a disabled elderly woman had been sexually assaulted in her room.
Lee nursing home worker charged with assault -