Male caretaker has been jailed after raping and sexually abusing dementia patients at two different care homes

A care worker from Cheltenham, England, was reportedly arrested and jailed after he allegedly filmed himself raping and sexually abusing elderly women with various mental disorders at two different nursing homes.

Teo-Valentin Todorovits, 23, apparently attacked an unknown number of “helpless” female victims while caring for him for three years. Many of the man’s victims suffered from mental health disorders, including dementia, and were unable to report his behavior, the paper said Independent.

Todorovits was eventually caught after a used condom was discovered at his workplace. He later pleaded guilty to 12 counts of sexual assault, rape, voyeurism and neglect.

Only two victims were identified after the suspect took photos and videos of the attacks. The victim’s family described the situation as “devastating.”[ing]“ and a “gross abuse of trust,” the report says.

Todorovits’ revelations were announced earlier this year after three police officers were investigated for reportedly failing to investigate reports of alleged rape and sexual assault.

Todorovits was reportedly sentenced to 24 years in prison for his “shocking, heinous and depraved” crimes. He is also expected to serve an additional six years on the enhanced license.

Judge Christopher Morgan said: “I have no doubt that he was targeting people who he knew had no ability to stop or report him.”

The report said Todorovits was employed at the first nursing home from June 2020 to April 2021. During this time he sexually assaulted seven elderly residents. His crimes came to light in March 2021 when other nursing home staff discovered a used condom in the facility’s hallway.

“This discovery was simply unusual to say the least and of immediate concern to staff,” said prosecutor Stephen Rose KC.

“Police were informed and the investigation resulted in staff providing DNA samples for elimination. His sample was found to match the DNA profile in the condom,” he added.

But it wasn’t until October 2022 that Todorovits was caught, when police officers reportedly arrested him at Luton Airport. At this point, he had already been hired at a secondary nursing home, where he sexually abused several unknown older women. He also filmed many of these attacks.

When he was first questioned by authorities, he claimed that the condom had been placed there to get him in trouble.

However, in a subsequent interview, he admitted that he had sexually touched several older women for his own pleasure and had raped one of them.

“You were helpless in the hands of this defendant,” Rose said. “We note the advanced age, mental and physical frailty and dependence of the victims on the nursing home staff, which included the defendant.”

One of the victim’s families said their relative was now suspicious of both male staff and residents. They characterized the victim as “angry” and “scared.”

“The guilt is unbearable,” said a relative. “She asked for help and we thought it was dementia. That’s why you took advantage of her because she couldn’t see it. You’re sick.”

“It is incomprehensible to the families that someone could treat their loved ones in the manner described in this case,” the judge said.

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Laura Coffey

Laura Coffey is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Laura Coffey joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: LauraCoffey@worldtimetodays.com.

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