6.24.2013

Orange County caregiver arrested for elder sex abuse

Some really disturbing news of elder abuse in Orange County... Last week in Laguna Hills, a caregiver was arrested for sexually assaulting a 66-year-old woman: O.C. Caregiver Arrested for Alleged Elder Sexual Abuse.

According to authorities, an in-home female client reported that 62-year-old licensed caregiver Robert Ligayo had been sexually abusing her for the past six months. Ligayo was taken into custody and admitted to the abuse, and was arrested on suspicion of elder abuse and sexual battery.

If convicted, Ligayo faces up to eight years in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. If you ask me, he should also get kicked in the balls. A lot:

An Aliso Viejo man licensed since 2001 as an elderly caregiver was arrested for the alleged sexual abuse of a 66-year-old, in-home female client for the past six months, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

Robert Ligayo, 62, was being held on $100,000 bail in the Orange County Jail after his arrest by the sheriff's Special Victims Detail.

The Laguna Woods woman had contacted the sheriff's department, and during the investigation Ligayo admitted to the abuse, according to a sheriff's department arrest statement. He was arrested on suspicion of elder abuse and sexual battery around 7:30 p.m. Monday.
More here: Robert Ligayo, In-Home Caregiver, Faces Up to 8 Years in Elder Sex Abuse Case.

Due to Ligayo's previous experience with various caregiver companies, investigators are asking for help identifying possible additional victims. Anyone with information was asked to contact the Orange County Sheriff's Department at (714) 647-7000 or O.C. Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227).