A woman who ran a assisted living center from her home in Baltimore was charged with raping a 67-year-old woman with dementia, according to court records.
Dorothy Ann Brown, 72, was arrested last month because of the allegations, which were reported to the police in June.
The 67-year-old victim, "who suffers from a mental disability," told the police that Brown had forced her to have sex in the basement of her house. Brown also practiced oral sex and other sexual acts on the woman before threatening to assail her by slapping her if she passed on the details of the assault to anyone, the woman told the police.
The detectives responded in June to the Golden Doves Adult Day Care, where the victim informed the staff of the alleged abuse. Institutional staff then made contact with the police, according to the Baltimore Sun.
An assistant director of Golden Doves told the newspaper that he remembered the emotion felt by the victim as he reported the alleged violence to a social worker.
A forensic medical examination in a hospital later revealed that Brown's DNA had been found on the woman's breasts, according to the indictment documents.
Attempts to contact Brown - who was released on a plea on his part last week on charges of first-degree rape, violence against vulnerable adults and other charges.