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Jury hears closing arguments in rape of elderly dementia patient case

Published Thursday March 9

“This woman was severely demented. Very little of her brain was left,” Henderson said.

MARTINEZ — A jury heard closing arguments on Wed in an emotional case involving the alleged rape of an 83-year-old Alzheimer’s patient by the person caretaker.

Emeterio Ticar Betiwan, 61, is charged with one count of raping a mentally disabled person, one count of a lewd or lascivious act against a dependent person and one count of elder abuse.

Betiwan confessed having sex with the victim while he worked as a caretaker at Diablo Assisted Living in Walnut Creek. Betiwan alleged that the victim came up to the person hugged the person and they had what he believed to be consensual sex.

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Tags: Walnut Creek
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