The staff is confused, the residents know nothing. Berghemmet i St. Gallenkappel SG has been in an emergency situation since the regional portal “Linth24” published a hair-raising case of abuse. A 43-year-old carer is accused of having committed a dementia resident in June.
The man, a Tunisian citizen, has meanwhile been arrested, but according to the St Gallen prosecutor’s office, he is now free again on parole. The investigation against the accused residents of the Rapperswil region is ongoing. He is said to have been caught red-handed in the plot!
The head of the retirement home is appalled
“The care center is deeply affected by the incident,” writes home manager Bruno Kehl to the question from BLICK. “The employees were personally informed in June. You have been offered an internal contact point for personal treatment. “In Berg’s old people’s home, high demands are placed on the professional and emotional quality of the work. The focus is on respectful and dignified care of all residents.
After the incident became known, wild rumors circulated in St. Gallenkappel. Former work colleagues claim to have had negative experiences with Tunisia in the past. However, these allegations cannot be verified, also because the nurse could not be reached for comment.
The prosecutor’s office is investigating the cut-off
«The home administration is not aware of any further border violations by the accused against the home residents. Clarifying this is part of the prosecutor’s ongoing investigation, says Bruno Kehl. How long the man has worked in the home, he leaves open with reference to the protection of privacy.
One thing is clear: the suspended nurse is being investigated for cut-off. This crime comes into play when someone performs sexual acts against a person who is already incapable of military service. Either permanently, for example due to a disability, or temporarily – whether drunk or under medication.