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.”
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