Bainbridge Island teacher’s aide accused of sexually abusing developmentally disabled girl

The Seattle Times reports that a Bainbridge Island High School teacher’s aide has been arrested for sexually abusing a 17-year-old developmentally disabled girl at a community pool. The aide, a 62-year-old man, is being held on $500,000 bail.

A witness informed police that there was touching of genitals between the man and girl in both the Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center swimming pool and hot tub. Video surveillance footage confirmed the witness’ account.

Police arrested the man after he refused to be interviewed at the Bainbridge Island police station. According to the report, the man also works as a caregiver to mentally-challenged females in his home. The police report did not disclose whether the girl lives in the man’s home or if she is a student at Bainbridge Island High school.

Nursing homes and care homes provide a valuable service to our society. They take care of vulnerable, infirm and elderly family members when care cannot be provided at home. Sexual abuse can include inappropriate touching, fondling or rape.

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