Nursing Home Worker Sexually Abused 6 With Brain Injuries, A.G. Says
A former nursing home counselor in the Hudson Valley is now accused of sexually abusing six patients who suffered from traumatic brain injuries.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the indictment of 50-year-old Jacky Stanley of Kingston, a former employee of Northeast Center for Special Care in Lake Katrine, in a 33-count indictment including predatory sexual assault, criminal sex act and sexual abuse.
Northeast is one of the largest rehabilitation centers in the country specializing in acquired traumatic brain injury. Northeast offers care and rehabilitation to individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries caused by stroke, motor vehicle accidents, falls and other catastrophic events. Stanley was employed as a counselor at Northeast and was responsible for helping new residents acclimate to the Center.
Stanley’s duties as a counselor included managing the residents’ social environment and ensuring that residents participated in their required programs.
Last month, Stanely was accused of abusing two residents.
According to the Attorney General’s Office, between July 2014 and February 2015, Stanley allegedly used his position to gain access to the residents and forcibly performed sex acts on them, including oral sex on three victims, one who was asleep at the time.
Stanley is also accused of abusing one of the resident on three different occasions.
“Sexual assault of New York’s impaired residents is beyond reprehensible – it’s inconceivable,” Attorney General Schneiderman stated. “Those who use their position as trusted caretakers to abuse others will be prosecuted.”
Stanley was suspended and then let go from his position based upon the allegations of sexual abuse. Orders of protection were issued for all sex victims.
Stanley faces up to 10 years in prison. He was remanded to Ulster County Jail without bail. He’s due in Ulster County Court on Sept. 27.