Grand jury indicts former memory care worker for rape

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – A St. Tammany Parish grand jury handed down an indictment today against a former cook at an assisted living facility in Mandeville accused of raping an elderly woman who lived there.

Jerry J. Kan, 58, has been charged with first degree rape of a person over the age of 65.

Kan worked as a cook at Beau Provence Memory Care Facility in Mandeville.

Kan had been seen exiting the resident’s room several times on Aug. 21. A nurse who went to check on the resident after Kan left found her partially clothed and attempting to get dressed. An investigation resulted in Kan’s arrest on August 29.

Beau Provence exclusively serves people who have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. An administrator at the facility was later charged with obstruction of justice. Her case is still under review.

Kan had been working at Beau Provence since April 2016. He had not previously worked for any other assisted living facilities.