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Man Charged With Assaulting Nursing Home Resident

Posted January 11, 2008 7:48 p.m. EST
Updated January 11, 2008 9:06 p.m. EST

— A Knightdale man has been charged with sexually assaulting a nursing home resident.

Charles Flowers, 68, of 804 Old Ferrell Road, was charged with second-degree sexual offense. He was released on a $200,000 secured bond.

The charge stems from an alleged assault on a woman in her room at the Wellington Nursing Center in Knightdale. The woman was physically and mentally incapacitated, according to a warrant.

The woman's daughter said she witnessed the alleged assault, police said.

A Wellington Nursing Center spokeswoman said the nursing home is cooperating in the investigation.