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Police investigate report of elder abuse

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Cape Girardeau police are investigating a report of elder abuse.

Officer Darin Hickey says a 98-year-old woman says she'd been assaulted by a staff member at the Lutheran Home, an assisted care facility.

Family members notified police after noticing bruises on the woman's cheek.

The Lutheran Home released the following statement:

"0n 8/21/2012, we were alerted that an alleged incident occurred between a resident and employee. As part of our commitment to safeguard our residents the employee was not allowed to return to work and is no longer employed by The Lutheran Home. We sincerely regret any inconvenience or concern this has caused the resident and family."

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