Nurse suspended in assault case
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published November 12, 2006
OCALA - A licensed practical nurse has been suspended from a nursing home for failing to immediately report an alleged assault by a janitor on a patient who is blind, deaf and unable to speak.
The janitor was charged with lewd and lascivious battery on an elderly/disabled person and released from the Marion County jail on $15,000 bail, according to an Ocala police report.
A New Horizons Rehabilitation Center employee allegedly saw the janitor inappropriately touch the female patient on Nov. 4 and reported it to Debra Morris, who was supervising.
But the incident was not reported to the nursing home's administrators until two days later.
The janitor is no longer employed by the contractor that performs housekeeping at the nursing home.
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