Nursing home worker accused of raping resident with dementia
FARMINGTON (AP) —An eastern Missouri nursing home worker faces charges for allegedly raping a resident who has dementia.
The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri reports that 44-year-old James Royce Weber of Bonne Terre is jailed on $150,000 bond.
Farmington police were called to Presbyterian Manor last month after concerns were raised by a visitor. Police say that after Weber left the room of the 74-year-old resident, a supervisor went into the room and found her partially unclothed.
The woman told authorities she had intercourse with Weber. Police say Weber admitted to having sex with the resident on two occasions about three weeks apart.
The nursing home says in a statement that its top priority is the safety and well-being of residents, and Weber was fired. The statement says the facility and its parent company are cooperating fully with authorities.