Assisted living facility employee accused of sexually assaulting resident


An employee of an assisted living facility in Richland County has been charged with sexually assaulting an 84-year-old resident of the facility.

Donald Chinn, 62, is being held in the Richland County jail on one count of rape.

The alleged incident happened at The Waterford at Mansfield, an assisted living facility on South Trimble Road. According to a police report, the woman’s daughter reported the assault to employees, who then called police.

Susan Turkel, a spokeswoman for the facility, said in a statement that the safety of residents and employees is of paramount importance.

We are disappointed and concerned about this alleged incident. We are taking swift action and conducting an internal investigation as well as cooperating with authorities. The employee has been suspended indefinitely.

Chinn is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Mansfield Municipal Court on Thursday at 1 pm.

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