A Kenyan Diaspora man, Samuel Wambugu, who was an employee of Overland Park Nursing Home in Kansas has been arrested and charged with raping a resident.
Wambugu, a former employee at The Heritage of Overland Park, was charged with rape in Johnson County. The alleged sexual assault happened on Jan. 20. Charging documents say he forced himself on an 86-year-old woman.
The facility issued the following statement:
“Last week, our community experienced an incident involving potential abuse of one of our residents. Given the serious nature of the event, we notified law enforcement and the State authorities, as well as our residents families. Although we are not able to share details, this matter has been the subject of an investigation, and the individual involved has been arrested and terminated.
“We opened our community over 10 years ago because we love caring for people with dementia and partnering with families to provide our residents with the best quality of life possible. One of our core values has been to always strive to do the right thing for our residents, families, and associates. Another core value is to build trusting relationships through honesty and transparency. This incident has been deeply disturbing to all of us and sent a shockwave through our community.
“Thinking about an older woman who likely was not able to protect herself being sexually assaulted is just heartbreaking,” Mr Mitzi McFatrich, interim director of Kansas Advocates for Better Care was quoted by local media as saying.