Employee charged with rape of resident at NC assisted living facility

Ernest McDonald Beatty, Jr. (Mooresville Police Department)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) – An employee at an assisted living facility in Mooresville was arrested Tuesday and charged with multiple counts of rape against a resident.

Ernest McDonald Beatty, Jr is charged with three counts of second-degree rape and one count of second-degree sexual offense.

Police say the charges involve the assault of a female resident in her early 60s at Crown Colony Assisted Living, on Commercial Drive in Mooresville. Officials said staff called police to report the assault.

Investigators said Beatty was an employee and licensed Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at the facility.

Iredell County DSS Adult Protective Services was called to help with the investigation.

WBTV contacted Crown Colony Assisted Living Tuesday night, but management declined comment.

Beatty is being held in the Iredell County Jail on a $300,000 bond.

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