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Man working at assisted living home arrested for sex crimes on elderly woman

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Nathaniel J. Richardson   Source: Charleston County Detention Center Nathaniel J. Richardson Source: Charleston County Detention Center
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When it comes to assisted living or nursing homes, if a person is convicted of crimes involving children or vulnerable adults, state law states they are not allowed to work in the industry.

But what about other crimes like domestic violence or armed robbery? Recently an employee at Twin Oaks Assisted Living Facility in North Charleston was arrested on sexual assault charges.

Investigators claim 45- year old Nathaniel J. Richardson would sneak into the 80-year old female victim's room and sexually assault her in various ways that included lifting her shirt and biting her chest. Court papers say there is photographic evidence from bite wounds.

From what News 2 found Richardson had no prior incidents involving children or vulnerable adults-- but our State Law Enforcement background check shows he has a criminal record going back years.

It includes arrests for threatening the life of a public official, resisting arrest, criminal domestic violence and armed robbery. The background check showed he received a 5-year sentence at Lieber Prison for that conviction. Richardson was a maintenance man at Twin Oaks and under state law he is allowed to work inside such a facility.  

David Zoellner from the non-profit Protection Advocacy for People with Disabilities says there is not enough being done in a lot of areas.

"Especially with assisted living facilities there is not enough oversight from outside and state agencies."

Zoellner says a lot of assisted living facilities need more attention from regulators and new regulation but he says with a big population that is growing older, it's an uphill battle.

Right now the safest bet he says is to keep aging loved ones inside their own home with help from outside or if they are in a facility stay proactive and look for signs.

"Visit, keep up your contacts, talk with other family to see if their family members are being taken care of, just keep your eyes and ears open."

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