Two indicted for nursing home sexual assault


Two former East Meadow nursing home workers have been indicted by a Nassau County grand jury over a reported sexual abuse of a female resident and then covering it up.

Daniel Persaud, a former licensed practical nurse was charged in part of an overall 13-count indictment that includes sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly or physically disabled, and forcible touching.

Carol Frawley and the facility she was the nursing direct at, Fulton Commons Care Center, were indicted on charges that include endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, and falsifying business records.

All of this stems from a reported forcible touching incident that occurred at Fulton Commons between Oct. 1 and Nov. 26, 2020. Persaud is accused of touching the breast of a wheelchair-bound resident, and sexually abusing another on Dec. 25, 2021 — although there has been no current prosecution of the second incident.

“The charges against Daniel Persaud and Carol Frawley are disturbing and appalling, and that those tasked with the care of our most vulnerable could cause such harm violates the trust New Yorkers are expected to have in nursing homes,” state Attorney General Letitia James said, in statement. “Fulton Commons, Frawley and Persaud allegedly committed horrific abuses against a resident, and knowingly hid those actions. These heinous crimes will not go unchecked — and my office will ensure these individuals are held accountable.”

According to the indictment, Persaud touched the breast of a resident who was in a wheelchair between Oct. 1 and Nov. 26, 2020. He also allegedly sexually abused another resident on Dec. 25, 2021, according to the indictment, even though he is only being charged with the first allegation.

Persaud and Frawley appeared before a Nassau County Court judge on on Wednesday. They're expected back in court on Dec. 21.