Employee of Wake Forest rest home charged with assault
Police arrested Michael Lee Brodie, 42, Monday charging him with sexual assault on a resident at Wake Forest Care Center who was “physically helpless.”Posted — Updated
“To tell you the truth, I can't see that. I just can't see that happening,” said Al Critcher, a resident of Wake Forest Care Center.
Police arrested Michael Lee Brodie, 42, Monday charging him with sexual assault on a resident who was “physically helpless.” Court documents say the alleged assault happened in late February.
Brodie was a certified nursing assistant at the center, at 306 S. Allen Road in Wake Forest. He had been employed there for about a year, police said.
"I love my residents,” said Terri Allen, director of the facility. “They are my main concern. They are who I am there for."
Allen said a resident came forward to tell her about the assault. She said she immediately called authorities and terminated Brodie. He was being held at Wake County jail Thursday on $75,000 bond.
Allen said the victim is getting help. “The therapist sees her. The psychiatrist sees her. The doctor sees her,” she said.