Last Updated: 7/13/2020
An employee of a senior care center in Monterey was arrested over the weekend for allegedly sexually abusing a patient. 38-year-old nurse assistant Kelven Ferolino has been charged with sexual battery for an alleged incident at the Cypress Ridge Care Center on Skyline Drive.
Monterey police arrested Ferolino after receiving a report on Saturday night that he had sexually abused a patient. He was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery and elder abuse and is being held at the county jail on $30,000 bail.
Ferolino is no longer working at Cypress Ridge pending the outcome of this investigation. Police believe there could be other victims.
Monterey police detectives have asked anyone with related information to contact Detective Sgt. Aaron Delgado at 831-646-3814.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson is an experienced sex abuse victim lawyer who represents victims and their families in civil lawsuits. Here are some thoughts from Bobby on the legal rights of nursing home abuse victims and their families:
“Millions of people trust nursing homes to take care of their loved ones, and it’s terrifying to hear that your trust has been broken. As unimaginable as it may seem, there have even been numerous reports of residents sexually abused by nursing home employees,” Mr. Thompson explained.
Mr. Thompson goes on to share, “These predators must be held criminally accountable for their heinous crimes. Additionally, nursing homes that fail to protect their residents also deserve to be held accountable.”