Nursing Home Worker Accused of Sexual Abuse

November 28, 2010 Updated Nov 29, 2010 at 1:25 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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November 28, 2010 Updated Nov 29, 2010 at 1:25 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) An employee at a local nursing home is under arrest, charged with sexually assaulting an elderly patient at the Hawthorn Health Multi Care Center on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.

Buffalo police and officials at the facility confirmed that arrest Sunday with Eyewitness News.

Police report that they were called to the 1100 block of Delaware Avenue at approximately 6:45pm, Saturday night, November 27th.

Officers arrested a nursing assistant, 30 year old Paul Scott of Buffalo, and charged him with Sexual Abuse in the 1st degree with a disabled person.

Police say the the incident involved a 77 year old female patient at the nursing home. The identity of the victim is not known at this time.

Eyewitness News will continue to follow this story as information becomes available.