CLEARWATER, Fla. — A Florida certified nursing assistant was arrested and charged for sexual battery of multiple elderly and disabled patients under his care in Clearwater.
Falo Kane, 32, was arrested on four counts of sexual battery of the physically helpless on Monday, according to the Clearwater Police Department. The four sexual battery charges date back to as far as 2016.
The police department announced on Wednesday that Kane is facing an additional three sexual battery charges, bringing the total to seven.
The seven incidents happened at these locations:
1110 Pine St., Glen Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center
2055 Palmetto St., No. 213, Comprehensive Health Care Facility
1270 Turner St., Clearwater Center
401 N. Fairwood, Advanced Care Center
Police said Kane, who works at an unknown facility in Clearwater, admitted to sexually battering the victims, whom he provided care to, and even wrote a letter apologizing to them.
“I can’t believe that. If you don’t told me. Forget about it. I can’t believe that from him," said neighbor Raul Gonzales.
According to arrest reports, in May 2016 Kane was working his shift when he kissed and inappropriately touched a disabled stroke patient as he changed her adult diaper. The reports state the victim told Kane to stop several times before he forced her to touch his genitals.
We asked Lieutenant Michael Walek of Clearwater Police how he would describe Kane.
"As a serial rapist," he responded pointing to Kane's history. His office is working to track down every single assisted living facility where Kane worked beyond the four known locations in Clearwater.
The second incident happened in August 2016 at Clearwater Center, where Kane once again inappropriately touched a disabled patient while changing her diaper. Between the five to ten minutes of touching her, Kane told her "don't worry, I'm just cleaning you," according to the reports. He also forced the victim to perform oral sex on him.
The center told us it is aware of the allegations against its former employee and will not comment further on the ongoing investigation.
As always, we are committed to the safety and well-being of our residents and families
On March 25 and March 26 of 2019, Kane lifted up the skirt of a patient in a wheelchair and fondled her breasts. The reports states Kane even attempted to force the victim to perform oral sex on him, but the victim said "she would not open her mouth."
On September 5, 2019 Kane kissed and fondled the breasts of another patient in a wheelchair, according to the reports. Then on the following day forced her to to perform oral sex on him.
ABC Action News also finding out in May of 2018, a Pinellas County court found Kane guilty of simple battery after he massaged a patient at Mease Countryside Hospital. Victim told staff he inappropriately massaged her arms, legs and inner thighs within two inches of her genitals. According to an affidavit,Kane told police: "I did it because I thought she would like it" despite there being no medical reason. The affidavit noting Kane "has a pattern of current sexual behavior."
The hospital gave us this statement:
Falo Kane was employed by Mease Countryside Hospital for two weeks in May 2018. During that time, we received a patient complaint about him that resulted in immediate suspension pending further investigation. He did not return to meet with us as we requested, so his employment was terminated and he is not eligible for re-hire.
Police said after Kane admitted to each incident, he stated he had a "fetish for older females under his care."
“We have just been able to put all the pieces together now but I think a person, once they get away with something once, they become daring.," said Lt. Walek.
The Department of Health website states Kane has been certified since 2006 with no disciplinary record on file. The DOH says it cannot comment on whether they've received a complaint or on any plans to take action against Kane until 10 days after he's been charged, per law.
Kane is being held in the Pinellas County Jail on $400,000 bond. A judge ordered him away from any assisted living facility and to not have any contact with his alleged victims.