Lufkin man charged with injuring nursing home resident released

Courtesy: Angelina County Jail
Courtesy: Angelina County Jail

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - (KTRE) – A former Lufkin nursing home employee, jailed on multiple charges of abuse to a resident, has been released from jail as he awaits his trial date.

Telesforo Vasquez III, allegedly exposed himself to one of the nursing home residents.  According to police, a 91-year old woman living at Castle Pines said Vasquez exposed his genitals to her while helping her use the restroom.

Vasquez was in court Tuesday seeking a PR bond that would allow him to leave jail pending his July 18th court date.  Judge Barry Bryan, 217th District Court, granted the motion adding two conditions for release.  Vasquez is not allowed to enter a hospital, nursing home, retirement home, or any similar facility.  He may not make contact with the complainant or any of her family members.

Court documents show Vasquez allegedly asked the woman to touch him inappropriately.  Documents further state when she refused, Vasquez forced her down, bruising her body.

Vasquez was arrested in December of last year and was indicted by an Angelina County Grand Jury in March.  He is charged with Injury to the Elderly and Attempted Sexual Assault.

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