JPSO: Nurse's asst. admits to pleasuring himself with 78 year-old patient

Kenneth Whidden, 50
Kenneth Whidden, 50

MARRERO, LA (WVUE) - A nurse's assistant at a westbank healthcare center is behind bars charged with aggravated rape and sexual battery of the infirmed.

According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, 50-year-old Kenneth Whidden of Westwego admitted to climbing in bed with a 78-year-old patient and pleasuring himself.

It happened at Wynhoven Healthcare Center at 1050 Medical Center Blvd in Marrero.

Police say around 2:30 a.m., a female nurse, while making her rounds, discovered Whidden with his pants down lying in the bed of a 78-year-old female resident.

Believing the possibility sexual activity may have occurred, the JPSO was called.

Detectives conducted an interview with Whidden who confessed  to pleasuring himself, but couldn't explain why he did it.

Whidden told officers he climbed into the bed of the resident and engaged in sexual activity with her. Whidden went on to tell police his activity was interrupted when another nurse walked into the room.

Whidden was transported to the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center and booked booked with one count each of Aggravated Rape and Sexual Battery of the Infirmed.

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