A healthcare assistant has been jailed for 11 years for raping an elderly woman with Alzheimers in a nursing home in Co. Dublin during lockdown.
The horrific attack happened in the early hours of April 3rd when 52-year-old Emmanuel Adeniji entered the victims room.
The 73-year-old was found in a distressed state later that morning and told a member of staff that she had been raped.
The care worker with an address at Royal Canal Court, Kilcock, Co Kildare initially denied the offence to the gardaí but pleaded guilty in court.
Adeniji was recorded on CCTV going in and coming out of the woman’s room at the nursing home.
The victims family described how they had been unable to comfort their mother by hugging her as they normally would – and she remains terrified he will return to he room.
Her daughter told the court “We always said we will dread the day she loses her memory but now one day we hope she wakes up and doesn’t remember”.
Mr Justice Paul McDermott today described his crime as “an egregious breach of trust by a qualified and experienced healthcare worker”.
He sentenced Adjeniji to 11 years in prison with the final year suspended.