Aged care worker caught on camera assaulting elderly man

A CARER has been arrested and charged after he was caught on camera viciously assaulting an elderly man at an aged care home on Sydney’s northern beaches.

The appalling assault, described by police as “disgraceful”, allegedly took place at an aged care facility on Sydney Road in Seaforth last month.

A 35-year-old male employee is accused of entering an 82-year-old man’s room and assaulting him on a number of occasions between Sunday August 26 and Wednesday August 30.


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NSW Police released sickening footage of the attack on Thursday, showing the worker belting the man with a shoe and shoving and dragging him while trying to remove his clothes.

Following investigations, the 35-year-old was arrested at a house in Wheeler Heights on Wednesday.

He has since been charged with two counts of domestic violence-related common assauld and using an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence.

The man was released on conditional bail and is due to front Manly Local Court next Tuesday. He has also been sacked from the Seaforth facility.

Superintendent David Darcy from Northern Beaches Police Area Command said elder abuse can take various forms such as physical, psychological, emotional, or financial abuse.

“These vulnerable people need the communities help to be their voice,” he said.

“To see an elderly man treated in this way is disgraceful.”

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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