Dementia patient 'knew what was happening' during nursing home worker's striptease, lawyer says

Posted at 5:47 PM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-22 19:11:11-05

An ex-nursing home employee in Ohio has been charged with a sex crime after cellphone video showed her dancing provocatively for a 100-year-old dementia patient.

Brittany L. Fultz, 26, was charged with gross sexual imposition after her coworker turned over the video to authorities.

Sandusky police Detective Anthony Bath told the Sandusky Register that the video showed Fultz making an advance toward the patient that was “similar to a lap dance,” and that the patient was “not on board” and unaware of what was going on.

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The Associated Press reports that Flutz showed the patient her breasts and buttocks.

"The man knew exactly what was going on and had no problem whatsoever with it," defense attorney Geoffrey Oglesby told the Associated Press on Wednesday.

The incident took place in early December. Fultz’s coworker approached her supervisors at the The Commons Providence with the cellphone footage on Feb. 12. Fultz was placed on administrative leave and eventually fired.

The woman who recorded the video is also no longer employed by The Commons of Providence.

Fultz’s charge of gross sexual imposition is considered a fourth-degree felony.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.