Nursing Home Aide Arrested for Abuse

Nursing Home Aide Arrested for Abuse

AUBURN—A nursing assistant at an elderly care home in Auburn is facing charges of elder abuse and indecent exposure. Police arrested Marlo Santos Quinton, 57, of Auburn, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, for exposing himself and kissing two women against their will at Auburn Oaks Care Center, located at 3400 Bell Road.

Placer County Sheriff’s detectives began their investigation into Quinton after the women reported him. Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Dena Erwin said Quinton cooperated with detectives during questioning.

The son of an alleged victim is very disturbed about the claims and said his 81-year-old mother has been at the facility for the past 10 years. “She’s having a hard time with it,” he said. “I don’t know. We’ll see what happens.”

Auburn Oaks Care Center

Auburn Oaks Care Center

Quinton has worked at the care home for the past decade. Auburn Oaks Care Center Administrator Kevin Hadfield released the following statement about Quinton’s arrest:

We immediately involved state and local authorities in an investigation that led to the arrest of an employee yesterday, 5/21/2013 (sic). This behavior is an isolated incident and does not reflect the compassionate care that is delivered each and every day by our dedicated staff. This has been a cooperative effort over the last three days to assess and remove any threat the employee posed. We strive every day to deliver the best care in a safe, home-like environment and we took immediate action when we learned about this incident. The employee has been terminated.

Consistent with our track record and 5-star quality rating, we are working closely with residents and families to attend to their safety, health, and emotional well-being. We thank local police and officials at the California Department of Health for their swift response and help in this matter.

Quinton was released Thursday, May 22, 2014 from Placer County Jail after posting his $50,000 bail.

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