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Nursing Home Worker Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patient

FULLERTON, Calif. (KTLA) — A man is accused of sexually assaulting a disabled woman at the nursing home where he worked, and authorities believe there may be more victims.

David Moreno, 28, Riverside, is charged with one felony count each of sexual battery on an institutionalized victim and sexual penetration by foreign object of an incompetent victim.

Prosecutors say Moreno was a maintenance worker at Emeritus Senior Living in Yorba Linda last summer when he entered the room of a 69-year-old resident suffering from dementia and sexually assaulted her.

He is out on $100,000 bail and is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on Jan. 10.

If convicted, Moreno faces a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison and lifetime sex offender registration.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Dave Wearp at (714) 671-4438 or Supervising District Attorney Investigator Anthony Sosnowski at (714) 347-8794.