Missouri nursing home caregiver charged with raping patient
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A southwest Missouri man has been charged with sexually assaulting a patient at the nursing home where he worked.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that 25-year-old John Carrier, of Nixa, was charged Tuesday with rape and sodomy. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.
He was a caregiver at Life Enhancement Village in Nixa. Court documents allege that he assaulted a woman who is under legal guardianship and has a diminished mental capacity. The woman told police she did not want to have sex with him, but followed his directions because she was afraid of him, and he was a staff member telling her what to do.
The administrative assistant at the nursing home told The Associated Press that the owner isn't commenting.