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.

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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.

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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.

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We checked the records for Avantara, and found they only had minor issues in the past.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff