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Manchester Man Charged After Sexually Contacting Alzheimer’s Patient in Jackson Care Facility

On Thursday May 21st at approximately 7 pm, Police Officers Randall Trasky and Brittany LaFalce responded to Sunrise Senior Living located on North County Line Road on the report of an employee inappropriately touching a memory care resident. Upon being made aware of the incident, Sunrise administrative staff took immediate action to safeguard the victim and contacted the police department to report the incident. Detective Sergeant Mitch Cowit along with Detectives Craig Lindenberg and Derek Thomason assisted with the investigation and interviews which resulted in Michael Edwards, age 32, of Manchester being charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact. He was processed and later released on a summons pending a court appearance and was also advised that he was not welcome back on the property.

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