The Kansas City Star reported that Brian D. Schmidt, a Merriam nursing facility employee, has been charged with sexually assaulting a resident.  He was charged with one felony count of aggravated sexual battery for an alleged incident involving a 46-year-old woman.

The incident occurred Nov. 11 at the Trinity Nursing & Rehab Center. According to court documents, the victim was “overcome by force or fear or was physically powerless” to resist the alleged sexual touching.