LAGUNA WOODS (CBSLA.com) — An Orange County in-home caregiver was in custody Wednesday for allegedly sexually abusing a 66-year-old woman.
Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Detail Monday arrested 62-year-old Robert Ligayo, of Aliso Viejo, on suspicion of elder abuse and sexual battery.
The alleged victim, a wheelchair-bound Laguna Woods resident, told authorities that Ligayo had been sexually abusing her for the past six months. He then admitted to the assault during the investigation, officials said.
Ligayo has no criminal history. Lt. Mike Gavin told KNX1070 families need to be vigilant when it comes to hiring care for elderly loved ones.