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Police: Man breaks into Fostoria assisted living facility, allegedly rapes elderly woman

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FOSTORIA, OH — An elderly female resident at a Fostoria nursing home & assisted living facility was reportedly sexually assaulted on Sunday after a Fostoria man broke into the facility.

A press release from Good Shepherd Home stated that on Sunday morning at approximately 6:30, “Fostoria resident Noel Sims entered the Brethren Court Assisted Living without authorization, victimizing one of our Assisted Living residents and Good Shepherd Home.”

An alarm sounded, alerting staff of the intrusion. Staff responded as quickly as they could and identified the location of Sims in one of the residents’ rooms.

Staff acted diligently to remove the resident from harm’s way and to safety. Staff members were able to detain Sims in the resident’s room until the police arrived at the scene and apprehended Sims.

Police say the female resident was transported to Fostoria ProMedica Community Hospital.

Chris Widman, Executive Director, commented: “I want to commend our staff for their professionalism and for making our residents’ safety their number one priority.”

“It is due to their heroic actions that no further harm occurred. Also, we would like to thank first responders for their quick arrival to the scene and apprehension of Sims. Finally, we want to thank the close-knit community of Fostoria for their continued support, thoughts, and prayers for all involved in this incident during this time,” Widman said in a press release.

Sims was booked into Seneca County Jail on Sunday, pending charges.

Any questions regarding the incident may be directed to Chris Widman, Executive Director; Beau Walters, Administrator; or Tina Pine, Director of Social Services.

This is a developing story.

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