Posted: Friday, 27 June 2014 1:40PM
West Bank nurse's assistant charged with rape of nursing home resident
A male nurse's assistant at the Wynhoven Healthcare Center in Marrero has been charged with aggravated rape and sexual battery of the infirmed.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says 50-year-old Kenneth Whidden, 50, of Westwego was booked Friday, after allegedly sexual assaulting a 78-year-old resident of the west bank health care facility.
Sheriff's office spokesman, Col. John Fortunato, says the incident took place around 2:30 a.m. According to the JPSO, a female nurse making her rounds, saw Whidden with his pants down, lying in the bed of the 78-year-old female resident.
The nurse then contacted the sheriff's office.