Police: 101-Year-Old Blind Alzheimer’s Patient Raped Inside Nursing Home
(Memphis) A 64-year-old man is accused of sexually assaulting a 101-year-old blind and nearly deaf Alzheimer’s patient inside a nursing home Monday.
Albert Thompson was also a resident at Poplar Point Health and Rehabilitation in Midtown.
A certified nursing assistant told police she saw Thompson assaulting the woman, who is bed-ridden.
Thompson lived across the hall from the victim.
Poplar Point isn’t commenting about what happened, but a woman with a loved one there had plenty to say.
The woman says she was shocked it happened at a nursing home and has asked the staff to keep a close eye on her mother, who suffers from dementia.
“A 101-year-old? That was like, wow, unbelievable! It should have..I wouldn’t say been caught right then, but they should have been watching her a little more carefully,” said the woman.
She also says the nursing home has been trying to keep it quiet.
The Tennessee Department of Health says it doesn’t have any reports of any other recent incidents at the nursing home.
Poplar Point has seven days to report what happened this week.
Thompson is charged with rape.
He is being held on $200,000 bond.