Those individuals who work in what are considered positions of trust are sometimes most likely to be in situations that seem inappropriate. Perhaps most at risk are men and women whose jobs put them in close physical proximity, or even in direct contact with other people. A Texas man who works with the elderly now stands accused of sexual assault by a patient in his care.
On Nov. 17, 2016, a Dallas nursing home resident claims she woke up to find a male nurse sexually assaulting her. Despite repeated attempts to fend him off, she claims he continued the assault until a noise in the hall outside the complainant’s room scared him away. Video surveillance footage showed the man entering the room, and then exiting seven minutes later. His employer alleges the room was not in an area for which the nurse was responsible.
The accused has worked as a licensed nurse in Texas since 2005 and has worked at this home for two years. His wife claims he is a seminary graduate, and that the pair conduct church services in their home. She believes the incident was misinterpreted by the complainant and that her husband is innocent. He has been charged with one count of sexual assault, but was released on a $25,000 bond.
Simply being accused of a felony like sexual assault can be damaging to an individual. In this particular case, the accused has been let go from his job. It is of the utmost importance to defend against charges like this in order to try and return one’s life back to normal. The help of an experienced defense attorney who thoroughly understands Texas criminal law may prove to be invaluable for anyone accused of a serious crime.
Source: wfaa.com, “Nurse accused of attempting to sexually assault patient”, Tanya Eiserer, Nov. 18, 2016