A NSW man who worked as a carer at a nursing home in Weston has been charged with an act of indecency on a 91-year-old patient.
Police allege 42-year-old Frenchs Forest man Benjamin Ladd was working at the nursing home on May 1 this year when another carer saw him commit an act of indecency against the woman.
Police said the alleged incident was immediately reported to centre management, before it was reported to them a short time later.
Mr Ladd appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court on Friday and was charged with one count of committing an act of indecency, which he pleaded not guilty to.
Police said their investigation leading to the charge included forensic and DNA testing.
Anyone with information in relation to elder abuse in the community is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.