Lake Park nursing home employee charged with sexual assault of patient

A Lake Park nursing home employee has been charged with sexual assault, according to Union County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to Lake Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Services on Faith Church Road around 7:00 a.m. Wednesday.

The administration told deputies an employee saw Douglas Steven Little, 60, a certified nursing assistant (CNA) sexually assault a patient at 3:30 a.m.

Deputies say the victim was taken to a medical facility for treatment and DSS was also notified and is now involved in the investigation.

The victim was an elderly woman and reportedly suffers from dementia and was incapable of defending herself. 

Little was taken to the sheriff's office where he was interviewed and charged with second degree forcible sex offense, sexual act by a private institution employee/custodian and a crime against nature, according to police.

His first appearance in court is scheduled for February 8 and his bond has been set at $200,000.