Nursing home patient assaulted Police are seeking male employee

May 25, 1993|By Roger Twigg | Roger Twigg,Staff Writer

An employee of a downtown nursing home allegedly sexually assaulted a 77-year-old patient yesterday, according to Baltimore police.

Sam Ringgold, a police spokesman, said police last night were preparing a warrant charging a 32-year-old male orderly at the Seton Hill Manor with sexual assault.

About 2 a.m. yesterday, a nurse making her rounds at the nursing home discovered the orderly in the bed of an elderly male patient, Mr. Ringgold said.

Two other patients were in the room at the time, but it was not known if they were aware of the incident, police said.

The name of the patient was not disclosed because he was an apparent victim of a sexual assault.

When the nurse intervened, the orderly fled the building in the 500 block of W. Franklin St., police said.

The nurse then called police.

Mr. Ringgold said police last night were preparing charges against the employee, who has not yet been located.

Officials of the nursing home could not be reached for comment. An employee questioned about the incident told a reporter, "We cannot discuss that."

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