Wellesley Man Arraigned For Indecent Assault On Elderly Patients

Antonio Aburjaile released on personal recognizance

Restorative aide Antonio Aburjaile, 43, of Wellesley, was arraigned Monday at Norfolk Superior Court in Dedham for allegedly indecently assaulting two elderly patients in his care.

He pled not guilty, and was released on personal recognizance. Superior Court Judge Paul Chernoff ordered Aburjaile not to have any contact with the victims; that he report to the Department of Probation once a month, that he surrender his passport and that he be prohibited from working in any jobs where he could provide care to the elderly.

Aburjaile is charged with Indecent Assault and Battery on an Elder (3 counts), and Lewd and Lascivious Behavior.

The Attorney General's Office began an investigation into the charges in February 2009, after the matter was referred  by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Aburjaile, who worked at the Elizabeth Seton Residence in Wellesley Hills, would help patients at the facility with range of motion exercises. His work included checking equipment, making beds and feeding residents.

In the course of those duties, Aburjaile is alleged to have indecently assaulted a 71-year-old woman patient with multiple medical issues in 2009, and a 70-year-old woman patient, also with multiple medical issues, in 2009, according to a release from the Attorney General's office.

After an investigation by the Attorney General's office and the Wellesley Police Department, the case was presented to a Norfolk Grand Jury, which returned indictments on April 1, 2010.

Aburjaile is scheduled to return to court June 23 for a pre-trial conference, and a hearing on Aug. 30.


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