Nursing home worker accused of sexually assaulting at least 4 patients

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A nursing assistant is accused of sexually assaulting at least four elderly women at various nursing homes in Clearwater, Florida.

Police arrested 32-year-old Falo Kane, who faces four counts of sexual battery, according to a Clearwater Police Department news release.

Kane is believed to have worked at four facilities in Clearwater when the assaults took place -- two in 2016 and two in 2019. It's possible he worked at others, and police asked anyone with information about additional crimes to come forward.

Police said two of Kane's alleged victims used wheelchairs, and one was 80 years old. Another woman suffered a stroke. Kane allegedly abused two of the victims while changing their adult diapers, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Police began investigating after one of the facilities reported the sex assault of a patient.

Police said Kane admitted during questioning Monday, Sept. 16 that he had sexually abused the women, and wrote one apology letter to all four women, the paper reports.

He was  being held at the Pinellas County Jail without bail.