A caregiver for geriatric patients was arrested this afternoon after an investigation determined she sexually assaulted a 106-year-old woman.
Taquita Lashay Watson, 29, of 8716 Doris Ave., Pensacola was arrested just before 2 p.m. She was charged with sexual assault/victim 12 years of age or older special conditions. She was taken to the Escambia County Jail; bond was set at $25,000.
Detective Shannan Fortenberry said Watson had been providing in-home care for the victim, who is bedridden for the most part, for about three months. The investigation determined Watson had used a sexual instrument on the victim in October.
Fortenberry said the investigation is continuing to determine if anyone else may have been victimized by Watson, who has been a caregiver for geriatric patients for more than eight years.