Legacy Treatment Services, the workplace of an aide accused of sexual assault.
Former Health Aide Charged For Sexually Assaulting Teen in His Care
A home health aide who used to work for Legacy Treatment Services has been charged with sexually assaulting a teen girl under his supervision while working as a residential counselor at one of the company’s locations in Mercer County.
26-year-old Elijah P. Williams has been indicted on charges of first-degree aggravated sexual assault on a victim older than 13 and younger than 16, second-degree sexual assault, and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Police say the victim was a girl at one of Legacy Treatment Centers’ teen group homes.
Robbinsville Police arrested Williams on October 26. On November 27, he agreed to a temporary suspension of his certification as a homemaker-home health aide (CHHA) by the State Board of Nursing until the outcome of the criminal charges against him is final.
The alleged sexual assaults took place between November 11, 2017, and December 24, 2017, while Williams had a legal duty for the care of the victim. However, the assaults did not occur while Williams was on the clock.
Another teen resident of the group home has accused Williams of sexually harassing her several times.
Anyone else who has been victimized by Williams or has information about this case has been encouraged to contact the Board of Nursing at 973-504-6430.