Elizabethtown man accused of sexually abusing male residents of assisted living facility
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Elizabethtown Police said they’ve arrested a man after he sexually abused two elderly residents at an assisted living facility.
According to an arrest report, it happened Sunday, Aug. 13, at Bluegrass Assisted Living at 1108 Regency Way near the interchange between Kentucky Turnpike and North Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown.
Police said Charles Ball, 62, was visiting the home when he walked into two separate rooms of two elderly male residents without their permission. Once inside, police said he rubbed their legs before fondling the residents’ private areas.
“The two residents did not consent to the sexual contact,” the arrest report states. “Both live in the facility due to needing assistance on a daily basis.”
Police said Ball was confronted about the alleged crime and confessed to touching them inappropriately. He was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.
Ball was taken to the Hardin County Detention Center but posted a $25,000 cash bond Wednesday morning and was released.
The arrest report lists his place of employment as Tender Touch Senior Services, Inc. According to the company’s website, the company provides, “in home, non-medical care for senior adults.” WDRB News reached out to company representatives by phone Wednesday morning, but they declined to comment on or confirm his employment status.
Police said he was not working at the time the incident occurred, and they had no connection with his employment at Tender Touch.
WDRB News was able to talk to Ball and his wife at the couple’s Elizabethtown home. They both declined an on-camera interview but said they’ve been married for 38 years and called the allegations a “big misunderstanding.”
But Elizabethtown Police said that is not the case.
“They called him in for an interview. He did confess,” said Officer Chris Denham, Public Information Officer with Elizabethtown Police.
Denham also said this is more than just a misunderstanding.
“It is devastating for the victims, their families and, quite honestly, everyone involved, even the investigators,” he said.