Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Arrest Over Aged Care Assaults

Police charged a male nurse, 51, over a string of alleged sexual assaults on intellectually impaired women at Sunshine Coast nursing home. The offences, six counts of indecent assault of an intellectually impaired person, allegedly took place in 2004 and 2005 a the Immanuel Gardens Retirement Village, Buderim.

A police statement said the man, from Mooloolaba, was employed as a nursing assistant at the Lutheran community Care facility when he molested three elderly women residents aged 85, 87, and 92.

He was expected to appear in Maroocydore Magistrate's Court on April 26. The arrest comes just weeks after allegations of sexual assaults at retirement homes in Queensland and Victoria rocked the aged care system.

The Courier Mail

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