Parolee charged in nursing home rape of 88-year-old woman

SAN DIEGO — A parolee accused of sexually assaulting an 88-year-old woman at a Hillcrest nursing home just days after being released from jail for an unrelated drug offense was charged Wednesday with rape, elder abuse and other felonies.

Lusean Arline, 48, was arrested Monday in connection with the alleged Oct. 27 sexual assault at the Balboa Nursing & Rehab Center.

Deputy District Attorney Scott Pirrello alleged that Arline entered the nursing home around 3 a.m. and was found completely nude on top of the victim in her bed. How Arline allegedly entered the facility remains under investigation, but Pirrello said it’s believed he got in through an unlocked door.

Staff heard the victim and her roommates screaming and entered the room, prompting Arline to flee the scene, the prosecutor said. The victim, who suffers from memory decline, sustained a fractured arm in the attack, according to Pirrello.

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