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Call regarding sexual assault at Arbors results in arrest

RUSK, January 3, 2014—A man has been arrested in connection with an investigation regarding the sexual assault of a disabled person at the Arbors nursing home in Rusk.

According to Rusk Police Chief Jamie Campbell, a staff member of the Arbors Nursing Home, located at 1884 Texas 343 Loop, in Rusk, called the Rusk Police Department on December 22, to report a possible sexual assault.

Officers responded to the scene and conducted an investigation. Officers were able to compile enough evidence at the scene to arrest 61 year-old Ernest Eugene Palmer.

Palmer was charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Disabled Person and booked into the Cherokee County Jail. Palmer’s bond has been set at $250,000.

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Chief Campbell about the case. Click below for more.

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