Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Third victim identified in Ellisville sexual abuse case

Police say a third woman was sexually assaulted by the St. Louis County man accused of fondling two elderly clients while bathing them.

Walter Javier Martinez, 44, has been charged with two counts of deviate sexual assault, one count of forcible rape and another count of forcible sodomy.

He is accused of fondling one elderly client while bathing her at Bethesda Meadow nursing home. The alleged victim was an 80-year-old woman with dementia. Another client at Sunrise Living, a nursing facility in Chesterfield, was also abused between Jan. 1 and 16, according to police.

A third elderly victim told police that Martinez raped her while she tried to fight him off. She was a patient at a nursing home in St. Louis County.

Martinez confessed to abusing two of the women to Odyssey Hospice, his then-employer. Police say he was a licensed social worker when the alleged abuse happened."

Third victim identified in Ellisville sexual abuse case | ksdk.com: