HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A nursing home patient in Hagerstown is charged with second-degree rape for allegedly assaulting an 89-year-old female patient.

Lamont Stafford, 38, of Bowie was being held Tuesday on $100,000 bond in connection with the incident Friday at NMS Healthcare.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that the nursing director told police a staff member found Stafford on top of the woman in her room.

According to police, when the nursing director asked Stafford about the incident, he said he “just had to have sex.”

The nursing director says Stafford had been at the facility for five days.

She says his records indicate he is able to distinguish between right and wrong — even though he allegedly identified himself to police as Jesus Christ.

Court records say the victim has dementia.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (4)
  1. deltasweetiepi says:

    That is horrible, but these facilities have men and women both on the same units with one another so it is inevitable that this can and will continue to happen. My mom was in a nursing home most recently and this makes me glad that my siblings brought her home to finish recovering.

  2. ruby says:

    Horrible, they should give him to a gorilla and let him have all the sex he wants and never let him out of the cage.

  3. Kurt says:

    OK, am I the only one that doesn’t really understand this story? A nursing home patient is charged and he is 38? Did they get the age wrong or is this man not really a patient?

  4. Karla Brown says:

    Think he was really a staff member. Gotta get reporing right.

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