Licensed caretaker caught on camera assaulting elderly patient

A certified nursing assistant was caught on camera allegedly sexually assaulting a vulnerable patient in his care.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A certified nursing assistant was arrested after being caught on camera allegedly sexually assaulting a vulnerable patient in his care.

The licensed caretaker, 56-year-old Alfredo Gutierrez, was employed by OpusCare on Southwest 80th Street in Miami-Dade County.

That’s also where he was arrested on Friday.

Gutierrez is facing a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation on an elderly person.

The alleged incident happened at the 85-year-old victim’s home and was captured on security cameras.

Gutierrez is accused of grabbing the victim’s hands and using them to rub himself over his clothes inappropriately.

The victim’s daughter provided that video to police.

In a statement, OpusCare said, in part:

“This certified nursing assistant had absolutely no blemishes on his record. We are very disturbed by these allegations and have cooperated and will continue to cooperate with the Department of Children’s and Families, the police and the family.”

Gutierrez appeared in bond court over the weekend. He posted a $5,000 bond.

Anyone who believes they or someone they know has been a victim of Gutierrez is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.


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Liane Morejon is an Emmy-winning reporter who joined the Local 10 News family in January 2010. Born and raised in Coral Gables, Liane has a unique perspective on covering news in her own backyard.