The sons of an elderly woman who was sexually assaulted in her nursing home are suing the aged care provider, claiming it failed to protect her from a suspected predator.
Jessie Jackson, 89, has dementia and was attacked by a male resident as she lay helpless in her recliner at Bupa Woodend, in a regional centre north of Melbourne in June 2018.
Security vision shows how her attacker, Sean Mulcahy, wheeled himself over to Mrs Jackson and put a blanket over her legs before putting his hand into her underwear.
He was interrupted during the attack by a staff member, who raised the alarm.
Mulcahy, a 61-year-old with Parkinson’s disease, was in a wheelchair but had no cognitive impairment.