An employee of Heritage Village Assisted Living in Mesa has been accused of sexually assaulting a patient.
Heritage Village Assisted Living Employee Charged with Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse of Resident
An employee of Heritage Village Assisted Living in Mesa, Arizona has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting an 85-year-old dementia patient at the facility.
58-year-old Manuel Corral was arrested on Sunday, February 16. According to the Mesa Police, Heritage Valley staff members contacted the department on Sunday to report an alleged sexual assault.
He has been charged with six counts of sexual assault and one count each of kidnapping and sexual abuse.
Corral was working as a night watchman at the facility. Investigators believe he sexually assaulted the woman on Friday night and that he was the only staff member assigned to her unit.
Detectives say the alleged victim told them that she was asleep on Friday night when Corral entered her room and sexually assaulted her. According to investigators, Corral admitted to doing so during a police interview.
This is not the first time Corral has faced sexual assault allegations, according to the Mesa Police. He was first investigated in 2012 after a woman accused him of forcing her to perform a sexual act on him. He was also questioned in 2014 for allegedly physically abusing two male patients. Police say that Corral has admitted to lying to investigators in the 2012 case.
All of these allegations were related to Corral’s work as an overnight caregiver at different adult care facilities.