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Nov 25, 2015 11:36 AM

Man accused of sexually assaulting nursing home patient loses nursing assistant license

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CONCORD - A nursing assistant has lost his license after a hearing before the state Board of Nursing where he was accused of sexually assaulting an elderly resident at a Goffstown nursing home.

According to the Attorney General's office, Timothy Morrissey's license was suspended a few days after the alleged incident and was permanently revoked in an order issued Tuesday. Morrissey also was fined $2,000.

According to the "findings of fact" in the order, Morrissey had his nursing assistant's license, or LNA, since March of 2012. He was accused of sucking on a woman's breast at the Bel-Air Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The woman is an 80-year-old resident with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Another LNA at the facility walked in and saw Morrissey and reported what she saw to her supervisor.

The nurse who checked on the resident said she wasn't injured but said Morrissey admitted to the accusations and said "I know it's sick - I need help." He was immediately terminated.

Morrissey did not appear at the Board of Nursing hearing.

The incident was reported to Goffstown police and their investigation is ongoing, according to the Board of Nursing.

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