Mooresville assisted living employee charged with rape of patient

Mooresville Police have arrested an employee of an assisted living facility for allegedly raping a patient.

On Tuesday Ernest McDonald Beatty, Jr. was arrested for three counts of second degree rape and one count of second degree sexual offense for the assault of a patient at Crown Colony Assisted Living, according to Mooresville Police.

Police say Beatty was an employee and licensed CNA at the facility. Iredell County DSS Adult Protective Services has been called.

Beatty is being held in the Irdell County Jail on a $300,000 secured bond. Beatty appeared in court Wednesday and his next scheduled court appearance is January 27.