A 21-year-old certified nursing assistant is accused of sexually assaulting an elderly person at a Florence nursing home, police said.
Zachariah Lee Reeves was arrested today on charges of first-degree sodomy and second-degree elder abuse, Florence police said in a news release. Reeves is held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center with bail set at $60,000.
Reeves, a CNA at Mitchell-Hollingsworth Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, was working when the victim was assaulted this past Thursday, said Sgt. Greg Cobb. The Center is at 805 Flagg Circle.
Further details about the case haven’t been made public. Police weren’t immediately available to provide further details.
If convicted, Reeves faces up to life in prison and would be required to register as a sex offender.
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