Man charged with abusing a 101-year-old at Mount Pleasant nursing home

A former worker at a Mount Pleasant nursing home is accused of assaulting and kissing a 101-year-old man in his care, police said.

Police charged Deasmond Kimbrough, 44, of Laurel Ridge Road in North Charleston, with abuse of a vulnerable adult in connection with an incident that happened Dec. 6 at Mount Pleasant Manor on Bowman Road, Maj. Stan Gragg said.

A woman told Mount Pleasant police her elderly grandfather complained of being abused at the nursing home, including someone putting detergent in his eyes.

The victim also told family members that Kimbrough had been abusing him sexually and in other physical ways, according to an affidavit.

The woman hired a private investigator to place a hidden camera in the manís room, the report said.

Video, taken Dec. 6, shows Kimbrough hitting and poking the man, pulling his arm and kissing his cheek, according to the affidavit and the victimís attorney.

That attorney, Matthew Yelverton of Charleston, said the victim tried to defend himself by pouring a glass of water on Kimbrough and trying to grab some razor blades.

ďIt was akin to watching a horror movie,Ē Yelverton said of the video.

Kimbrough surrendered to police Monday, Gragg said.

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