72-year-old woman who runs living facility charged with sexually assaulting 67-year-old woman with dementia
The charges were already set out in June, and the assisted living facility owner had been arrested for carrying out the sinful act on another elderly woman.
72-year-old Dorothy Ann Brown who is the owner of an assisted living facility at her Central Park Heights home, was charged with rape of a 67-year-old resident. Court records state that an officer had responded to a sexual assault case at Golden Doves Adult Medical Daycare in the 1700 block of Madison Avenue, on June 29, 2018. The victim, who is known to suffer from diminished mental capacity and dementia, had revealed back then the name of the owner to the police as she stated that the woman who owned the facility had sexually assaulted her.
Dorothy was arrested last month considering all the allegations that were reported to the police in June. It was also reported that Dorothy had prompted five adults in her care at a home in the 4500 blocks of Garden Drive to be relocated or to move in with relatives.
However, the charges against her intensified when the 67-year-old stated that Dorothy had compelled her to perform oral sex in the basement of Dorothy's house. She, in turn, too performed oral sex and other acts of intercourse on the 67-year-old, before threatening to assault her by slapping her face if she gave away any details to anyone.
As mentioned earlier, detectives and other officers responded to the staffer of Golden Doves Adult Medical Daycare to whom the victim had spoken about the harassment she faced at the facility. The victim apparently got quite emotional while reporting the alleged abuse.
The assistant manager of the daycare, Ashfaq Ahmed, said that the woman had been visiting the facility for about a year for medical care while living at Dorothy's home facility. A forensic examination later revealed Dorothy's DNA was found on the woman's breast. The victim was immediately removed from Dorothy's home and was sent to live with her relatives.
However, Dorothy was released on her own recognizance just last week on charges of first-degree rape, vulnerable adult abuse, and other counts. Ever since the officials or the media have been unable to reach her. Dorothy's attorney, Richard K. Scott told the Baltimore Sun, "As a result of the allegations that were made against her, [state officials] forced her to close down her adult day care. They took away her income and put her in jail for several days. She’s been in the business of adult daycare for 50 years with no problems from what she told me.” A preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 21.