Nursing home employee arrested for assaulting 86-year-old resident


Police in Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of assaulting an 86-year-old woman who lives at a nursing home where he works.

Police said Yuma Aoki is accused of beating the woman about the head in her room at around 3 p.m. on Sept 18, Kyodo News reported.

Another employee called police on Tuesday and said that a caregiver had been beating a resident.

Police said the woman’s head injury was not life-threatening.

Aoki has admitted to the charge, police said.

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As soon as I read the headline I said to myself, “I bet it was a young punk beating on an old lady.” Hopefully he will receive a punishment befitting his crime and not just a slap in the wrist.

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Absolute scum.

Wonder how tough Aoki would be with his hands tied behind his back, going toe to toe with one of this old woman's family members for 20 minutes? Doubt he'd last 30 seconds before breaking down and crying.

I just hope the poor old woman is OK.

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Lock his arse up and throw the keys into the ocean

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They need to screen potential caregivers more carefully. And put them through a psych evaluation to determine temperament and how they cope under pressure and stress. The poor woman. Hope she's recuperating well.

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Horrible. I hope I don't end up like that in my last years.

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OH how I wish I was the other employee who called the police, they would have been coming to arrest us both because I would have beat his arse for what he done!!

Another employee called police on Tuesday and said that a caregiver had been beating a resident.

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There are too many crimes like this in Japan. I cannot get my head around why a 25yr old male, and a nursing home helper, would even contemplate such and evil thing against a frail 86yr old woman. There is obviously something not right with him, and on the other hand, these nursing homes need a better vetting system, if indeed they even have one.

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