A former 23-year-old who worked at an assisted living facility is accused of sexually assaulting elderly men there.
Tiara L. Ford was arrested Thursday at her home and indicted for charges of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition.
Massillon police announced Friday afternoon that they conducted a two-week investigation into her employment as a state-tested nurse aide at The Inn at University Village, an assisted living facility, before she was arrested, Yahoo News reported.
“The investigation led to video recordings of Ms. Ford sexually assaulting elderly residents of the facility,” according to the news release.
Stark County court records show the incidents reportedly occurred between Dec. 1, 2019, and Dec. 4, 2021. The men were in their late 80s and early 90s. The court records also allege Ford was well aware that their “ability to consent or resist was substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition or because of advanced age.”
The facility is said to be fully cooperating with the police’s investigation.
Police ask anyone with information about any of the incidents to call contact them by phone at 330-830-1734 as the investigation is ongoing.