A worker at a Sudbury nursing home has been charged with sexually molesting a patient while another patient slept in the same room. Prosecutors said that 46-year-old Kofi Agana sexually assaulted the 62-year-old woman who had recently suffered a stroke at Sudbury Pines Extended Care.  Agana was held on only $500 bail after pleading not guilty.

Agana has worked as an aide at Sudbury Pines since August.  Agana went into the room of a 62-year-old woman who had a stroke which greatly limited her ability to speak. Agana closed the bedroom door nearly all the way which is a violation, and began rubbing the woman’s breast.  He then grabbed her arms and held them down when he touched her genitals area, the prosecutor said.   The assault was discovered when another aide noticed the victim acting strangely toward Agana. "She was acting agitated – she was trying to get away from him."

"She’s very responsive to questions asked to her," said investigators. "She pointed to various areas of her body and she indicated it involved the defendant."

Prosecutors asked Judge Robert Greco to set bail at $10,000, noting the seriousness of the crime. He also said there was another allegation where a patient being transferred from a bed to a wheelchair said Agana fondled her. He was not charged for that, the prosecutor said.