For Immediate Release - April 05, 2010

Restorative Aide Indicted for Indecent Assault on Two Elderly Patients

DEDHAM - A Norfolk Grand Jury indicted Antonio Aburjaile, age 43, of Wellesley, for indecently assaulting two elderly patients at the Elizabeth Seton Residence, a Wellesley Hills nursing facility. Aburjaile was indicted on charges of Indecent Assault and Battery on an Elder (3 counts) and Lewd and Lascivious Behavior.

In February 2009, the Attorney General's Office began an investigation after the matter was referred by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). At the Seton Residence, Aburjaile was responsible for range of motion exercises with patients at the facility. His duties as a restorative aide included techniques for restoration, checking equipment, making beds, and feeding residents.

During the course of his work, Aburjaile is alleged to have indecently assaulted a 71-year-old female patient with multiple medical issues in 2009. Authorities also allege that Aburjaile indecently assaulted a 70-year-old female patient also with multiple medical issues in 2009.

After a thorough investigation by Attorney General Coakley's Medicaid Fraud Division, the case was presented to a Norfolk Grand Jury. A Norfolk Grand Jury returned indictments on April 1, 2010. Aburjaile will be summonsed for arraignment in Norfolk Superior Court at a later date.

Assistant Attorney General George Zachos, of Attorney General Coakley's Medicaid Fraud Division, is the prosecutor assigned to this case. The case was investigated by Investigator Linda Landry. The Wellesley Police Department also assisted with the investigation