99-year-old woman sexually assaulted at hospital
Published Thursday, October 11, 2012 3:14PM EDT
GATINEAU -- A hospital employee is facing criminal charges after a 99-year-old patient was sexually assaulted.
Yves Laplante has been charged with sexual assault and sexual exploitation.
Laplante was fired from the Hull hospital in Gatineau last month, a few days after the allegations were reported.
A spokesman for the hospital says officials had to gather evidence before Laplante was let go.
Sylvain Dube says the hospital is taking the matter seriously.
A Gatineau police spokesman says the additional charge, sexual exploitation, was laid because the elderly patient depends on hospital employees.
Jean-Paul Lemay says the woman was unable to give her consent, nor was she able to understand exactly what was going on.