The sexual assaults are alleged to have occurred between June 1 and July 3, 2019 at an assisted living health care facility in North Seattle. (KIRO7.com)
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Hidden camera captures employee raping nursing home resident, prosecutors say

A 29-year-old Seattle man was charged in King County Superior Court with first-degree rape, second-degree rape and indecent liberties. 

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The sexual assaults are alleged to have occurred between June 1 and July 3 at an assisted living health care facility in North Seattle. 

In charging documents, prosecutors said Nshimiyiana O. Hamzat repeatedly raped a disabled victim while he cared for her at the facility. 

Police said Hamzat was employed at the facility as a nursing assistant and worked as a care provider to multiple vulnerable adults at the time of the sexual assaults. 

The victim, a 50-year-old woman, complained to her family that she was being assaulted in the facility, according to prosecutors

Police said a family member called police on July 2 to report the sexual assaults. 

The family member then installed a camera in the woman’s room. 

“The camera captured the defendant sexually assaulting her twice a day, on two different days. The videos did not capture the totality of the sexual abuse the victim suffered at the hands of the defendant,” prosecutors wrote in charging documents. 

In a probable cause document, police said that when they contacted Hamzat he said he had not had any inappropriate sexual contact complaints and denied having done anything wrong. 

When Hamzat was shown video of himself abusing the woman, police said he continued to maintain that he was doing patient care. 

Hamzat was booked into the King County Jail on July 3 for investigation of rape. 

He remains in jail in lieu of a $200,000 bail.

His arraignment, where he will enter a plea, is expected later this month. 

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