Following the arrest of a nursing home worker brought up on sexual abuse charges, several more victims are coming forward, according to Salt Lake Police.
In less than one day they have received over a dozen calls from people who may not have been taken seriously in their original complaint against the worker.
Detective Jared Wihongi says, “Some of the calls have involved people with elderly parents that for some reason or another didn’t take seriously the complaints the parent may have had because of the mental status of the individual.”
Wihongi says specific complaints involve nursing homes in South Salt Lake and Holladay where Jacob Bolith used to work as a nursing assistant.
He is being charged with sexually abusing an 85-year-old woman that resides at the nursing home. The case is expected to go before a judge tomorrow.
Police say investigating these cases is especially tricky due to some of the patients having altered mental status. And some of the patients may have passed away since the incidents originally occurred.
For more information on this subject, please visit or section on Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect.