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Caregiver Blames Rape Victim

Published on January 30th, 2020

A caregiver at Reo Vista Healthcare Center nursing home is accused of raping a disabled patient. Last month, San Diego Police confirmed that detectives referred the case to the District Attorney’s office, which is charging 26-year-old Ariel Chavarin-Camargo with forcible rape and a “lewd act upon a dependent adult by a caretaker”.  According to state documents, it happened last February to a 58-year-old woman who uses a wheelchair and was living in the nursing home after suffering from a stroke.

The documents report that the morning after the alleged assault, she reportedly came “crying” to a nurse, claiming that the night before, when she was returning from the kitchen and on her way back, “one of the CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants) stated that one of her breasts was exposed.” According to the documents, he “followed her and he exposed his private parts to her”. She reportedly said, “the CNA raped her” for up to three minutes. A forensic exam reportedly found male DNA in her private area.

According to the documents, when he was later questioned, he suggested that she came onto him but admitted “it happened” and “there was penetration”. He reportedly said, “I feel bad. It happened so fast.

In a story that 10News’ Team 10 investigative reporter Jennifer Kastner discovered after a year of being under the radar.  It was a few months ago when 10News was tipped off about Reo Vista Healthcare Center, which touts being named one of Newsweek’s top nursing homes and having a Medicare 5-star rating.

 

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