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Ottawa personal support worker charged with assault of long term care home resident

File photo of an Ottawa police cruiser. Nathalie Madore / File / The Canadian Press

Ottawa police say a personal support worker is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a resident of a long-term care home.

Police say family members noticed “unexplained bruising” on the body of an 87-year-old woman, so they put a camera in her room at the facility.

They say the family contacted police on March 28 after reviewing the footage.

Police did not describe the footage or the nature of the alleged assault, nor did they name the long-term care home involved.

Read more: Suspect charged with 2nd-degree murder in death of 87-year-old Ottawa man

But they say they arrested a 25-year-old Ottawa woman and charged her with assault.

Police say she appeared in court on Wednesday.

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