Austin State School employee investigated for sexual assault
May 20, 2008
By SHELTON GREEN
An employee of the Austin State School is now the focus of a state and local investigation after allegations arose Sunday that she sexually assaulted a resident of the state run facility.
The Austin State school houses three to four hundred residents with mental retardation.
A spokesperson for the state tells KVUE that Vester Saylee was hired in mid-March as an aide to the mentally retarded at the Austin State School. She was 4-months away from completing her probationary period when the allegations arose.
The state won’t say if the alleged victim is male or female, but they did say that he or she was examined physically and psychologically the same day the allegations were made and on Monday they were reported as doing fine.
Apparently another State school staffer made the discovery and alerted the state and local police.
Cecelia Federov of the Department of Aging & Disability Services, the agency which oversees the state schools around the state says Saylee was put through an extensive background check which produced nothing.
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