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Published October 08, 2009, 12:25 PM

Minn. officials find sexual abuse at St. Louis Park nursing home

ST. PAUL, Minn. - State investigators are reporting that a nursing assistant at a St. Louis Park nursing home sexually abused a resident who has dementia.

By: Associated Press, Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. - State investigators are reporting that a nursing assistant at a St. Louis Park nursing home sexually abused a resident who has dementia.

The report released today says Texas Terrace Care Center has suspended the employee and police have referred the case for possible criminal sexual conduct charges.

Four earlier cases of nursing home abuse have been uncovered in Minnesota since August 2008.

In the latest finding, the state Health Department says the resident reported that the nursing assistant kissed her on the mouth and touched her sexually in July. Two other residents said the employee had kissed them, with one saying he touched her stomach.

The report says the employee denied the allegations. He was not named.

An administrator at the home did not immediately return a voice mail message.

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