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CAREGIVER CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ASSAULTING NURSING HOME PATIENTS

 

MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that a criminal complaint was filed today in Columbia County charging Kurt Johnson, 49, W5080 Cowgill Road, Rio, with three counts of second degree sexual assault stemming from his employment at Golden Living Center, Wisconsin Dells.

 

According to the Department of Justices criminal complaint, Johnson was employed as a certified nursing assistant responsible for the care of patients living in the Dementia/Alzheimers unit of the facility. On three separate occasions in September and December 2007, Johnson was seen by three separate co-workers to be fondling the breasts of female residents. One of the residents is incapable of communicating or showing reaction, however, another resident was seen trying to physically resist the assault.

 

The case was investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Justices Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Eric Defort.

 

A criminal complaint is a document accusing a person of a violation of criminal law. A defendant enjoys a presumption of innocence. The prosecution must prove its allegations at trial.