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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Centenarian Sexually Assaulted By Caregiver

Court FightA caregiver of an 106-year-old woman, Taquita Watson, has been accused of sexually assaulting the woman in her care. Reportedly, investigators learned that Watson used "a sexual instrument" on the bedridden woman and continued to do so against the pleas of her victim. The victim had to wait for days until Watson left the house. When Watson left, the victim seized the opportunity given to her and reported the crime to the proper authorities. The sexual assault examination revealed that there were signs of trauma in the victim's vagina. Watson is currently in custody on a $25,000 bond.

Watson has worked as a caregiver for the past 8 years. For the past 3 months, she has taken care of the woman that she was accused on sexually assaulting. Investigators have turned their attention to learning about whether she has victimized other patients in her care over the time period that she has worked as a caregiver. 

See Andy Campbell, Taquita Watson, Caregiver, Sexually Assaulted 106-Year-Old Woman In Florida: Cops, The Huffington Post, Nov. 6, 2012.

Special thanks to David S. Luber (Attorney at law, Florida Probate Attorney Wills and Estates Law Firm) for bringing this article to my attention.

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