Nursing home employee accused of sexually assaulting dementia patient at Valley Terrace

East Thetford man due in court Wednesday following arrest

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT - An employee of a nursing home who was allegedly caught having sex with an 83-year-old female dementia patient in her room on Monday by another staff member will be in court Wednesday to face a felony charge of sexual abuse of a vulnerable adult, according to Vermont State Police.

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    Michael Paton, 22, of East Thetford was arrested Tuesday following an interview at the Royalton State Police Barracks and lodged at the jail in Springfield for lack of $10,000 bail pending Wednesday's formal arraignment, Vermont State Police Detective Mike Dion reported.

    The alleged assault was observed late Monday afternoon at the Valley Terrace assisted-living facility and immediately reported to the Hartford Police Department.  The victim was treated at a local hospital and  released later in the evening, police said.

Michael Paton, 22, of East Thetford is facing a felony sexual assault charge

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