PARK RIDGE, Ill. (CBS) — He was supposed to care for patients, but instead, a male nursing assistant is accused of sexually assaulting one at a rehabilitation center in Park Ridge.
Norwood G. Banks, 60, of the Roseland neighborhood, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault of a handicapped victim.READ MORE: Another Victim Of Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy Identified: Francis Wayne Alexander, Of North Carolina
Police were called early Friday morning to the Avantara Rehabilitation Center, at 1601 N. Western Ave. in Park Ridge, for a report of a sexual assault. They met with a witness who is a nurse at the facility, who said she had entered the room of a 62-year-old woman patient and had found the suspect sexually assaulting her.READ MORE: Teen Charged In Pair Of September 2020 Carjackings On South Side
Banks had left the nursing home before police arrived, but was arrested at his Chicago home.
The patient who was assaulted was taken to a hospital for treatment, police said.MORE NEWS: Desperate To Find More Staff, Some Fast Food Restaurants Recruiting Customers
We checked the records for Avantara, and found they only had minor issues in the past.