TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) -- A nursing assistant is in jail charged with having sex with her patient at an assisted living facility. What's more, she allegedly paid the man.
At Waterbrook Assisted Living in Tabor City employees say they go above and beyond for their residents, but one employee crossed the line, and management says that will not be tolerated.
"I was told at 3:30 (a.m.). She was terminated at 3:31. Immediately," Waterbrook administrator Sharon Crawford said. "That will not be tolerated in this facility by any means."
Crawford says she is shocked and appalled by what she was told one of her certified nursing assistants did with a resident over the weekend. Another worker caught Katonia Davis having sex with a resident.
As soon as she found out, Crawford says she called police, and Davis, who she said admitted the incident, was soon arrested by police in Bladenboro, where Davis lives. They took her to the Bladen County Jail, where she quickly bonded out.
"I didn't know what to say," Crawford said. "I never thought something like that would happen under my watch."
A police report says the victim stated in a written report that Davis paid him $20 before the sexual acts were performed, but Crawford says money was not exchanged, at least not for sex.
"He had not been paid," Crawford said. "I think that she had been giving the residents money all the time, which we all have at times. Somebody wants a soda or something like that, we give. From what I understand, money did not exchange hands."
Crawford says Waterbrook has been working very hard to make sure the facility is providing the best quality care for its residents. She hopes this incident does not ruin their hard work.
"I'm looking forward to the future," Crawford said. "We can't look back on the past, we can learn from it though."
Crawford says the staff at Waterbrook is doing everything in its power to make sure and incident like this doesn't happen again and that their residents are well taken care of.
We tried to talk with Davis, but the phone number we found for her was disconnected. No word on when she'll be back in court.