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Worker convicted of sexually assaulting nursing home patient

1 year 8 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, August 22 2019 Aug 22, 2019 August 22, 2019 5:29 AM August 22, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A jury in Texas has convicted a health care worker of sexually assaulting a nursing home patient who had dementia.

The jury in Fort Worth deliberated less than two hours Wednesday before convicting 53-year-old Anthony Mamboleo Nyakeo of aggravated sexual assault of an elderly or disabled person. Prosecutors say Nyakeo worked at a nursing home in Grapevine and provided health care services to the woman, who lived there.

The jury continues deliberations on Nyakeo's sentence Thursday.

Prosecutors accused Nyakeo of raping the then-74-year-old woman in January 2018, and said he was linked to the attack through DNA. The Star-Telegram reports that Nyakeo testified that somebody planted his DNA from a used condom in the body of the victim.

The woman died last year from Alzheimer's disease at age 75.

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