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The sons of an elderly woman who was sexually assaulted in her nursing home are suing the aged care provider, claiming it failed to protect her from a suspected predator.

Jessie Jackson, 89, has dementia and was attacked by a male resident as she lay helpless in her recliner at Bupa Woodend, in a regional centre north of Melbourne in June 2018.

Security vision shows how her attacker, Sean Mulcahy, wheeled himself over to Mrs Jackson and put a blanket over her legs before putting his hand into her underwear.

He was interrupted during the attack by a staff member, who raised the alarm.

Mulcahy, a 61-year-old with Parkinson’s disease, was in a wheelchair but had no cognitive impairment.

Source: Family launches legal action over Bupa nursing home sex attack – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)