Authorities are investigating credible reports that a nursing home employee sexually abused residents of the nursing home where he worked. The suspect has a sordid history. Richard T. Coleman was arrested August 16 by Louisville Metro Police on a warrant from Oldham County charging him with sexual abuse of a co-worker. Coleman was indicted November 10 on four counts of sexual abuse by an Oldham County Grand Jury.
Authorities say the new claims being investigated involve Friendship Manor residents. Other Friendship Manor employees have also reported similar incidents involving them and Coleman. Those are also under investigation.
When arrested, Coleman was working at Forest Springs Health Campus in Eastern Jefferson County.