ETX man charged with sexual assault of the disabled

RUSK (KYTX) -- A Cherokee County man is in jail accused of sexually assaulting a resident at the nursing home where he worked.

61-year-old Earnest Eugene Palmer was arrested the evening of December 22 and charged with the aggravated sexual assault of an elderly or disabled individual.

Rusk Police said Thursday that the arrest came after employees at The Arbors Nursing Home made a report earlier in the day. Police said Palmer was employed as a nurse at The Arbors.

The administrator at The Arbors had no comment on the situation, citing corporate policy. However he confirmed that Palmer's employment had been terminated.


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