CNA Charged With The Rape Of An Elderly Woman In An Assisted Living Facility

Picture-124Douglas McGregor, a CNA at an assisted living facility for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, stands accused of raping a 71-year-old woman with whom he was to assist in dressing.

According McGregor, the elderly woman was ‘tugging’ on his waist line and the button on his pants broke, thereby exposing his genitals because he wasn’t wearing any underwear.

The incident, which is to allegedly have occurred on February 17th at Weatherly Inn at Lake Meridian, is currently under investigation by officials at the Washington Department of Health.  Nurse McGregor is in custody at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice and is scheduled to return to court on March 25th, when a trial date may be set.  If convicted, Mr. McGregor may face up to a lifetime sentence.

Am I the only one who finds the fact that a male CNA is responsible for dressing a female patient a bit unusual?  Perhaps I’m a bit old fashioned, but allowing male employees to dress (and presumably undress) female patients seems to be a violation of their privacy– not to mention adding an inherent amount of sexual tension.

Read more about this sexual assault in an assisted living facility here.

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