An Ohio woman is facing charges of gross sexual imposition after she allegedly gave a lap dance to a 100-year-old man with dementia.
Brittany Fultz was arrested Friday for an incident that alllegedly took place in December at The Commons of Providence, a senior living facility in Sandusky, according to the Sandusky Register.
Another employee shot footage that allegedly shows Fultz straddling the victim’s leg and writhing on his leg.
She can be heard saying, “I can show you new things, I can show you new things.”
Sandusky Detective Anthony Bath says the video shows clear evidence of elder abuse.
“She is basically harassing him,” Bath told Cleveland station WJW. “It’s disturbing. She is touching him. This was not something he wanted.”
The 26-year-old suspect was charged with gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony. She was released on bond the same day, but could face other charges, according to authorities.
Fultz’s attorney, Geoffrey Oglesby said the lap dance was a prank meant to make the victim feel good. He also said the man could have told her to stop, but didn’t.
“The man knew exactly what was going on and had no problem whatsoever with it,” Oglesby told the Associated Press.
The woman who taped the video told a supervisor about the incident on Feb. 12, after which it was immediately reported to police, according to the Sandusky Register.
That woman is not being charged, but she, like Fultz, is no longer working at The Commons of Providence.
Staci Lehmkuhl, executive director of The Commons of Providence, told reporters, “We are cooperating with local police who are handling the investigation and we will not comment further about the ongoing investigation.”