O.C. Caregiver Arrested for Alleged Elder Sexual Abuse

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LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (KTLA) — Authorities in Orange County on Wednesday were asking for help identifying possible additional victims of a caregiver arrested for alleged elder abuse and sexual battery.


Booking photo: Robert Ligayo, 62

Robert Ligayo, 62, of Aliso Viejo, was taken into custody on Monday night by members of the O.C. Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Detail.

A 66-year-old woman reported that Ligayo had been sexually abusing her for the past six months, according to a department news release.

During the investigation, Ligayo admitted to assaulting the victim, sheriff’s officials said.

Ligayo’s bail was set at $100,000. He has no other criminal history, authorities said.

Ligayo has been a licensed caregiver since 2001 and has worked for several caregiver companies in Orange County.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at (714) 647-7000 or O.C. Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227).

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