Adult home caregiver arrested for rape of 83-year-old resident

Nov 14, 2014, 11:29 AM | Updated: 12:54 pm

Family members were concerned about the possible abuse of their 83-year-old relative at an Auburn group home. They called police after reviewing images on a surveillance camera they set up in her room.

“They were actually able to capture sexual abuse of their family member on camera,” said police commander Mark Caillier.

Police arrested a 67-year-old caregiver at Auburn Adult Care Thursday. He’s jailed on suspicion of second degree rape. Callier said the elderly woman suffers from dementia or a similar problem.

With nobody left to run the business, the woman and eleven other residents were moved out of two adjacent buildings Thursday night. It’s not known if other residents were abused.

“You can’t overburden one hospital with 11 new patients and so we arranged for their care at several different facilities in the area,” said Caillier.

The state Department of Social and Health Services, which is responsible for licensing and regulation of group homes, is investigating.

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Adult home caregiver arrested for rape of 83-year-old resident