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York care worker in court accused of abusing OAP, 84
A CARE assistant has appeared in court accused of ill-treating an 84-year-old woman with severe dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
The woman was a resident at The Lodge home for the elderly in Heslington where Pauline Alison Molineaux was working on December 29.
The care assistant is alleged to have ill-treated the woman, knowing that her mental capacity was impaired and to have assaulted her on the same day. She was suspended from her job shortly after the alleged incidents.
Molineaux, 54, of The Village, Haxby, denied the charge of ill-treatment and was not asked to plead to the assault charge. After hearing from Martin Butterworth, prosecuting, and Martin Hawes, defending, magistrates decided both charges should be tried by a judge and jury and ordered the Crown Prosecution Service to prepare committal papers.
They released Molineaux on bail on condition that she does not contact any of the staff or residents of the home except the manager and does not work with elderly people. Her next appearance before York magistrates will be on July 5.