SCSO: Nursing home employee accused of attempting to engage in sexual conduct with a resident

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office says an employee at a nursing home was arrested after he was accused of attempting to engage in a sexual act with a resident. Deputies say 36-year-old Towodi Shequoyah, who is an employee at a nursing home on the 1700 block of Pinewood Road, was arrested Saturday morning and now faces a criminal sexual conduct third degree charge.

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Towodi Shequoyah
Courtesy: Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

According to authorities, another employee reportedly say Shequoyah in the 73-year-old female victims room with his pants down and his genitals exposed. The employee then reportedly left the room and contacted law enforcement.

Authorities say the victim was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation.

Officials say Shequoyah was taken to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center, and his bond was denied at a hearing on Sunday.

The investigation is ongoing.

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