An employee of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services has been accused of sexually assaulting a patient.
Caregiver Edmondo DiPaolo Accused of Sexually Assaulting Developmentally Impaired Teenage Patient
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A caregiver for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a severely developmentally disabled teenage patient. 33-year-old Edmondo DiPaolo faces charges of aggravated sexual assault, attempted aggravated assault, and endangering the welfare of a child.
According to prosecutors, an investigation began after the 16-year-old girl’s family discovered a leg injury. The victim has a degenerative brain disorder, cannot speak or move, is fed and medicated through tubes and is in a wheelchair.
Prosecutors say the victim suffered a broken femur while DiPaolo was adjusting her position. He then allegedly sexually assaulted her.
DiPaolo was a private duty nurse for the girl two days per week for the past seven months at her home in Southampton.
Investigators have asked anyone who believes DiPaolo may have abused another patient to call the New Jersey State Police at 609-859-2282.