The facts took place in an establishment of the Korian group, in Paris (illustration) - SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP

  • A caregiver working in a nursing home in the 12th arrondissement of Paris was arrested on Sunday by the Bac police.
  • He is suspected of raping a 92-year-old resident.
  • The victim was taken to hospital in shock.

The matter is simply sordid. A caregiver working in a residential facility for dependent elderly people (Ehpad) in the 12th arrondissement of Paris was arrested on Sunday, suspected of the rape of a 92-year-old resident. This man, indicating to be 62 years old, born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was placed in police custody by the police officers of the 2nd judicial police district, in charge of the investigations, learns 20 Minutes from concordant sources, confirming an information of the Parisian . The victim is in shock and was hospitalized after being examined by the firefighters.

The facts took place late Sunday afternoon. Bac police went to this Korian establishment, located on avenue Daumesnil, after being warned by the director that a resident had been sexually assaulted by a staff member. The suspect, Tchombela K., was caught in the act by a nurse who was on the 3rd floor of the establishment. When she entered the room, she saw her colleague, standing in front of the resident's bed, the cock out of her pants. The victim had her bust on the bed, her buttocks bare.

" What did you do ? "

" What did you do ? Asked the nurse several times, shocked by the scene. The latter had the reflex to take a photo of the suspect before leaving the room screaming. She then related what she had just seen to another nurse who then went to ask the suspect for an explanation. A conversation he discreetly recorded on his phone.

Bac police officers found the man seated on a chair in the garden of the establishment. He was nervous and seemed to want to escape the officials who handcuffed him quickly. The management of the establishment warned the daughter of the victim, living in Isère, Sunday evening.

Solicited by 20 Minutes on Monday, a spokesman for the Korian group said that the suspect "had been immediately laid off as a precautionary measure", and that a psychological support cell had been set up within the establishment. Korian was also a civil party in the proceedings, he said. The group, which manages 308 Ehpad in France, is already at the heart of a controversy after families of deceased residents of the coronavirus have filed a complaint against him, accusing him of mismanagement. A preliminary investigation was opened in early April by the Grasse prosecution for "involuntary killings" and "failure to assist people in danger".


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