AUBURN, Wash. - The owner of an elder care home was arrested in Auburn, accused of raping an 83-year-old resident.
Officers were called to Auburn's Adult Care in the 2700 block of Forest Ridge Drive Southeast at 9:30 p.m. Thursday by a family member of an 83-year-old woman, reporting sexual abuse.
The family of the woman had hidden a camera inside her room, suspecting that something wasn't right. The camera caught the man sexually assaulting the elderly woman. Police said when they saw the video, they immediately arrested the owner, Laszlo Molnar, into custody. He was booked into the SCORE jail for investigation of sexual assault.
The 11 other residents were removed from the home and transported to area hospitals until arrangements can be made for their future care.
Because many of them suffer from dementia and can't communicate clearly, they're being checked medically for signs of sexual assault.
Property records show the same people who own the facility also own the facility next door known as AA Adult Care Home. Molnar was one of the owners who was arrested.
Both facilities are licensed by the state and appear on search websites for people considering adult homes. Auburn's Adult Care seems to specialize in Alzheimer's patients.
A description on one website says:
"The staff at Auburn's Adult Care provide supervision and are able to remind residents to attend to activities of daily living. There are activities appropriate for seniors with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. You can rest assured because a nurse is on staff and a doctor is on call."
Detectives with the Auburn Police Department are continuing the investigation.