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Woman jailed for sexually assaulting dementia patients

Crime WorldBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Christina Sethi (Pic: BBC)
Christina Sethi (Pic: BBC)

A 25-year-old woman who sexually assaulted dementia patients when she was working in a care home in Devon, UK has been jailed.

Christina Sethi targeted dementia sufferers, the oldest of whom was 101, as they wouldn’t be able to remember what she did.

The sickening abuse came to light when Sethi sold a computer to a friend who found videos on the device showing the twisted carer engaging sexually with the elderly.

Prosecutor Kelly Scrivener told the court that the footage showed this defendant sexually abusing an elderly resident at the care home where she worked.

Video files showed her sexually abusing two elderly women.

Christina Sethi

Sethi filmed herself penetrating the anus of her first victim with a vibrator, Plymouth Crown Court was told, and sent the footage to her boyfriend.

The victim, who is in her 80s, was unable to complain due to her dementia.

The second victim was 101 years old and had dementia and limited cognitive ability.

Sethi molested the woman’s naked genitalia and breast.

The footage lasted seven and a half minutes.

Following the abuse the Sethi ran her finger over the woman’s mouth and asked her how that felt.

The victim tried to complain to the carer saying: "What are you doing to me?"

Miss Scrivener said Sethi molested the elderly because her boyfriend would find it sexually gratifying.

In police interviews she said she loved her boyfriend and would do anything for him but he had not threatened her.

Sethi later admitted molesting a male victim who was bling and had dementia by stroking his panis after washing him.

The man’s tearful wife was in court to hear the evidence against Sethi.

Detective Inspector Ed Wright, who was senior investigating officer in the case, said: "This depraved individual carried out shocking acts of abuse and grossly abused her position at the care home.

"She committed these atrocious acts on the very people she had been trusted to care for and targeted their vulnerabilities in order to satisfy her own sexual deviance.

Sethi was handed a ten-year jail sentence at Plymouth Crown Court