Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Certified nurse charged with sexual abuse

Cohoes, New York - A certified nurses aide has been charged with sexual abuse in the first degree and with forcible touching in relation to the sexual abuse of a patient with physical disabilities and multiple sclerosis at a Cohoes nursing home, the North Country Gazette reports. According to court documents, 51-year-old Robert Gunderson, who was assigned as a nurses aide to the nursing home in August and September 2008, assaulted the woman on the night of September 2. She is described as being unable to control her movements and as needing considerable help and assistance with her daily needs. Gunderson is being held on $20,000 bail and if convicted, faces up to 7 years in prison.