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Somerset County home health care aide arrested for sexual contact

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – A Somerset County home health care aide has be charged for allegedly having sexual contact with a non-verbal adult male patient in Franklin Township, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

On Tuesday, August 10, at around 3:12 p.m., police received a call concerning a possible sexual contact that occurred involving a non-verbal adult male patient and his home health care aide, Robertson said.

Franklin Township detectives arrived at the victim’s residence to conduct an investigation and as a result of the investigation, Rose Stanley, 69, of Somerset was arrested without incident, Robertson said.

Stanley was working as a home health care aide for a Franklin Township-based healthcare company at the time of the assault, Robertson said.

Stanley was charged with third-degree aggravated criminal sexual contact and then lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing, Robertson said.

Anyone with information relating to the sexual contact to contact the Franklin Township Police Department at 732-873-5533 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

Jay Edwards

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