Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bristol Twp. Man Charged With Raping Dementia Patient

The Bristol Township Police Department has filed charges against a township man they say raped a 93-year-old dementia patient while employed as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at the Silver Lake Nursing Center.

Christopher Frederici, 41, was charged with rape of a mentally disabled person, sexual assault and indecent exposure in the case. He was arraigned Wednesday morning and sent to prison on 10 percent of $75,000 bail.

According to documents filed by police, an officer responded to the Silver Lake Nursing Center on May 10 for a report of a possible sexual assault against a resident of the facility. It was then that police were informed of an incident that had occurred on April 13. A facility administrator told police a CNA opened the curtain to a resident’s room to find Frederici with his “penis in [the] resident’s mouth and [the] resident’s diaper open”

When the witness observed the incident, she told police she ran out of the room crying before approaching Frederici to confirm what she saw. Frederici, who promised the witness he would not do it again, later threatened the woman at her car by moving his finger across his neck to jester what would happen if she told, as noted by police record.

It was reported by the witness that Frederici had not been assigned to care for the dementia patient on the night of the incident.

During an interview with Frederici by Bristol Township police, he told officers that the elderly woman had initiated the incident by kissing his stomach because “she loved it so much”. When officers asked Frederici if he enjoyed the incident, he noted, “no, well I let her have her fun because she is 93 years old.”

Medical reports and the victim’s daughter noted she has suffered from dementia and cognitive impairment since at least 2012.

Frederici awaits a preliminary hearing with District Judge Joanne Kline scheduled for July 14.

Editor’s Note:All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The story was compiled using information from police and public court documents

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Bristol Twp. Man Charged With Raping Dementia Patient

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