Photo: Dakota County
Photo: Dakota County
August 15, 2018 03:02 PM
A senior care center employee is accused of sexually assaulting a 70-year-old vulnerable adult at the center, according to the Dakota County Attorney's Office.
The alleged assault occurred in March at the Ebenezer Ridges Care Center in Burnsville. The accused -- 35-year-old Issac Misati Aboki of Savage, Minnesota -- was a personal care attendant at the facility at the time. He is charged with both second-degree criminal sexual conduct and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.
The attorney's office said police responded to the facility just after 7 p.m. March 10 on a report of inappropriate conduct. Another employee told police when she responded to a call light in the 70-year-old resident's room, the door was blocked from the inside by a dresser.
The employee pushed the door open a few inches and said she saw the 70-year-old lying on her back with her nightgown pulled up to her neck and no clothing underneath.
Aboki was on top of the victim, the employee alleged.
Officers and the employee observed stains on Aboki's pants, but when questioned, he denied having any sexual contact with the resident. He said he was washing her face, changing her diaper and putting on her nightgown, according to the attorney's office.
Aboki was fired following the incident, according to a report from the Minnesota Department of Health. He had been employed at the facility since December 2015.
The resident has severe cognitive impairment, has difficulty communicating with others and needs assistance with mobility, the attorney's office said.
Aboki was arrested Wednesday. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.
The resident's guardian "has noticed a decline in the resident's health, and mood since the sexual assault. The guardian said the resident is not eating much and does not smile," according to the MDH report.
According to the attorney's office, sexual assault examinations were performed on the resident and Aboki, and the findings of those exams support the charges.
Updated: August 15, 2018 03:02 PM
Created: August 15, 2018 02:57 PM
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