- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A male nursing assistant at a Minneapolis nursing home has pleaded guilty to raping an 83-year-old woman suffering from severe dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Seventy-seven-year-old George Sumo Kpingbah of Brooklyn Center entered his plea Monday in Hennepin County court.

Kpingbah worked at Walker Methodist Health Center. According to a state investigative report, a nurse reported seeing Kpingbah near the elderly woman’s bed on Dec. 18. Kpingbah was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The Star Tribune (https://strib.mn/1iJNBOS ) reports if he’s convicted of rape again, Kpingbah could face millions of dollars in damages.

In a settlement to a lawsuit reached moments before he pleaded guilty, Kpingbah agreed to pay $15 million to the woman’s estate if he is ever convicted again of criminal sexual conduct.

Sentencing is set for Nov. 12.

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Information from: Star Tribune, https://www.startribune.com

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