HILLSBORO, MO (KTVI) – A Jefferson County nursing home worker is accused of fondling a 92-year-old woman’s bare breast about 100 times. Robert Leensvaart, 36, is charged with first degree sexual abuse. The victim is in the late stages of Alzheimer’s.
Leensvaart was a nurse’s aid at the Crystal Oaks Nursing Home. He was caught lying in bed with the victim on February 19th, according to the probable cause statement. He told investigators that he found her attractive. Police say he admits to fondling the elderly woman’s breast many times before he got caught.
Crystal Oaks Nursing Home Administrator James Amold tells police that the victim would not be able to give or refuse consent. The victim’s condition is described as being, “retracted.” She is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and curled up almost in a fetal position.
Leensvaart was immediately fired after the incident.