Watch: Caretaker, 26, is charged over video showing sexual dance on 100-year-old with dementia

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 23 February, 2017, 9:59am
UPDATED : Thursday, 23 February, 2017, 6:58pm

A caretaker at an Ohio assisted living centre who police say was filmed performing a sexually provocative dance on a 100-year-old resident was doing it as a prank and trying to make the man feel good, her attorney claimed.

Brittany Fultz, 26, pleaded not guilty to gross sexual imposition Tuesday. Police said she showed her breasts and buttocks while she danced in front of and on the man in December, at the Commons of Providence care home in Sandusky.

Investigators said the man has dementia, but Fultz’s attorney said the resident could have told her to stop but didn’t.

“The man knew exactly what was going on and had no problem whatsoever with it,” defence attorney Geoffrey Oglesby said Wednesday.

Police said the caretaker who recorded Fultz later showed the video to a supervisor, who reported it to police this month.

The second caretaker wasn’t charged.

The director of the assisted living centre said Fultz, of Marblehead, was fired and the other caretaker also no longer works at the facility.

The most recent annual state inspection report of the centre shows no citations, according to Ohio Department of Aging records.