Lackawanna County nursing home resident accused of sexually assaulting a wheel-chair bound resident who couldn’t speak
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.