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Former employee of Emmaus care home raped 94-year-old resident with dementia, officials charge

Morning Call - 7/28/2022

An Allentown man who worked at an Emmaus care home for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia raped a 94-year-old resident who has since died, authorities said.

Anthony Clark, 49, is charged with rape and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse; both felonies of the first degree; and institutional sexual assault and sexual assault, both felonies of the second degree. Other charges include rape of an unconscious victim and rape of a person with a mental disability.

Officials said an employee of South Mountain Memory Care entered the resident’s room Feb. 2 and saw Clark assaulting the woman, whose dementia left her unable to communicate.

The woman died June 15 but there is no evidence the alleged assault contributed to her death, District Attorney Jim Martin and Emmaus police Chief Jason Apgar said in a statement Thursday.

Clark was immediately fired from the facility. The investigation recovered evidence that was matched to Clark through DNA, the statement said. The administration at South Mountain Memory Care cooperated in the investigation.

Clark was arraigned Thursday. He was unable to post bail and committed to Lehigh County Jail.

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