Prosecutors on Friday charged a person with sexually assaulting an 85-year-old girl who was affected by dementia at a nursing residence in Seal Seaside.
Round 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, screams drew workers on the skilled-care nursing facility to the lady’s room. After pushing by the door, which had been barricaded with a wheelchair, nurses discovered Louie Alonso Alberto, 52, on high of the lady in her mattress, prosecutors mentioned.
Alberto, who additionally lived within the nursing residence, had additionally been present in her room the day past, in keeping with prosecutors.
Orange County Dist. Atty. Todd Spitzer mentioned he had opened an investigation into how Alberto, who was beforehand convicted of inflicting corporal damage to a partner and imprisoned, was allowed to dwell in a nursing facility with folks affected by dementia.
“A well being and rehabilitation facility needs to be a spot the place folks go to relaxation and get well,” mentioned Seal Seaside Police Chief Philip L. Gonshak, whose officers arrested Alberto. “They definitely ought to by no means have to fret about being victimized whereas they’re therapeutic.”
Alberto is charged with one rely of sodomizing an incompetent individual and two counts of assault with the intent to commit a sexual offense, prosecutors mentioned. He has but to enter a plea and stays jailed on $1-million bail.
It was not clear late Friday whether or not Alberto had a lawyer who might converse on his behalf.