Patient Assaulted by Nursing Home Employee

08-18-06 - A nursing assistant at a Sherman nursing home was taken to jail Thursday night after police say he sexually assaulted a resident. Christopher Lee Thompson a C.N.A. at Mission Oaks Nursing Home has been working there since January.

Witnesses say they walked in on Thompson as he was assaulting a 51-year old woman. Police were called and Thompson was booked into the Grayson County Jail. Thompson was in charge of getting the alleged victim, who is also mentally handicapped, into her bed for the night. Another worker was making a delivery to the room and walked in on the incident.

The alleged victim was not taken to the hospital and Thompson has been suspended while an internal and state investigation is conducted at Mission Oaks.