Nursing assistant charged with abuse, sexual battery at West Monroe nursing home

A nursing assistant has been arrested on charges of sexual battery and abuse of a patient at a West Monroe nursing home. (Source: OPSO)

WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE) - A nursing assistant has been arrested on charges of sexual battery and abuse of a patient at a West Monroe nursing home.

According to court records, it happened at Guest House Nursing and Rehabilitation and involved a patient diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dementia.

West Monroe police say that on the evening of July 21, 2019, Khalil Brashaud Peoples and a witness entered the patient's room and Peoples began verbally, physically, and sexually abusing the patient.

Court records say Peoples told the witness, "Watch this." Peoples then started touching the patient's genitals and said, "Look. He always gets aroused when I do that... with his nasty self." Court records say the victim and Peoples then began slapping each other back and forth.

At one point, records state, Peoples is accused of putting a towel over the victim's head and saying "Throw that Cracker in the lake." Peoples is then accused of changing the victim's clothes in a rough manner. The victim called people a "bitch" because of how rough Peoples was being. Peoples responded by saying, "You are the bitch," according to court records.

Before the witness and Peoples left the room, Peoples pushed the victim in the chest and said, "Good night."

The incident was reported by the witness shortly thereafter and subsequently reported to police by nursing home administration.

Peoples is charged with sexual battery of the infirmed and simple battery of the infirmed. He was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on August 1, 2019.