86-year-old resident at nursing home raped by former staff member, police say

resident at nursing home raped by former staff member
Source: Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Mega

Jan. 28 2022, Published 1:27 p.m. ET

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An 86-year-old resident at a nursing home in Kansas was allegedly sexually assaulted by a former staff member, and now police say that employee has been charged with rape.

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According to authorities, Samuel Wambugu, a former employee at The Heritage of Overland Park, was arrested and charged with rape from an incident that took place on Jan. 20.

Court documents state Wambugu forced himself on an 86-year-old woman.

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In a statement from The Heritage, officials said, “Last week, our community experienced an incident involving potential abuse of one of our residents. Given the serious nature of the event, we notified law enforcement and the State authorities, as well as our resident’s families. Although we are not able to share details, this matter has been the subject of an investigation, and the individual involved has been arrested and terminated,” FOX4 reported.


According to FOX4, it has been nearly three years since the last inspection at The Heritage and during that inspection, three complaints were investigated in 2019. Because of COVID-19, inspections were put on pause and the facility told FOX4 they could not guarantee this was an isolated incident.

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Wambugu was arrested and booked into the Johnson County jail, officials said.

resident at nursing home raped by former staff member
Source: Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Mega

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