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Nursing home resident accused of sexually assaulting a wheel-chair bound resident who couldn’t speak

Posted at 8:50 AM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 10:50:09-05

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    Carbondale, PA (WNEP ) — A nursing home resident is behind bars in Lackawanna County after police say he sexually assaulted a female resident.

Police say Michael Karzenowski, 62, of Carbondale, is charged with two counts of indecent assault. Officers arrested him Saturday after responding to a call at Creekside Nursing Home for reports of a sexual assault.

According to court papers, a nursing supervisor told police that two workers said they saw Karzenowski groping a female patient. The supervisor told police that the patient is wheelchair-bound and unable to speak and therefore could not give Karzenowski consent.

Court papers indicate when police questioned Karzenowski, he squeezed his own chest and said, “All I did was a little of this.”

Karzenowski is locked up in Lackawanna County.

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