Officials: Nursing assistant sexually assaults dementia patient

A 60-year old nursing assistant at the Lake Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Services Center in Union County was arrested for sexually assaulting a patient with dementia on Wednesday morning.

The Sheriff's Office says Douglass Steven Little was sexually assaulting an elderly patient who was "incapable of defending herself" when a fellow employee walked in on the assault.

Little is charged with Second Degree Forcible Sex Offense, Sexual Act by a Private Institution Employee and a Crime Against Nature. Little is being held on a $200,000 secured bond and is set to appear in court on Feb. 8.

The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment but there is no word on her condition.

Lake Park says it has notified patients and family members of patients and Little is no longer an employee.

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