Jail warning for care worker

A disgraced care worker at a Great Yarmouth nursing home, who was convicted of forcing a 72 year-old resident suffering from Alzheimer's Disease to perform a sex act, was this week warned by a judge that he faced a “serious and lengthy” jail sentence.

A disgraced care worker at a Great Yarmouth nursing home, who was convicted of forcing a 72 year-old resident suffering from Alzheimer's Disease to perform a sex act, was this week warned by a judge that he faced a “serious and lengthy” jail sentence.

Dennis Compson, 56, was seen by a member of staff at the care home getting the female resident to perform a sex act and when she came into the room she told a Norwich Crown Court jury how she saw Compson zipping up his trousers.

Andrew Shaw, prosecuting, said that Compson had asked the member of staff not to report it but she had told Compson to confess what he had done and said: “If you don't report it, I will.”

The staff member later reported the matter after her shift finished. Police were informed and Compson was arrested.

During the trial the court also heard how after the incident Compson had phoned a colleague, who was also a friend, and had told her what happened and said he was disgusted with himself and had “snapped.”

Compson of Havelock Road, Great Yarmouth, had denied sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder who is unable to give consent.

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However he was convicted by a jury, who took an hour to return a guilty verdict.

Judge Simon Barham adjourned the case until February 8 for full reports and remanded Compson in custody.

However he warned him that he was facing a “very serious and lengthy jail sentence.”