A driver for an adult day care facility accused of inappropriately touching six female clients in Norwell, Massachusetts, admitted to his sexual assaults.
Robert McNeil, the 57-year-old Pembroke man was working for CareWell Adult Day Health in Norwell when the alleged assaults occurred between 2014 and 2016.
The victims range in age from 60 to 83 and some had Alzheimer's or developmental disabilities.
Court paperwork shows that it was McNeil himself who allegedly reported the assaults, described them in detail, and named the women he victimized. He allegedly told investigators that he was attending church and decided that he needed to speak to someone about things that he had done that he felt remorseful about.
McNeil told police he first told a member of his church, then his wife before telling the owners of CareWell that "for approximately one year he had inappropriately groped CareWell participants that he had been transporting."
McNeil reportedly said he was not sure why he did it and disclosed that he had been the victim of sexual abuse himself.
Some of the victims' relatives contacted by police recalled some red flags. One woman said her mother had on different pants and different underwear than what she had originally left with.
Another woman's sons said his mother was taken in for a [sexual assault] interview and a rape kit was administered.
A husband of one of the victims told me his wife couldn't speak so she couldn't have told anyone she was abused even if it did happen.
NECN has repeatedly reached out to CareWell and they have not responded to requests for a comment.
McNeil is scheduled to be arraigned in Plymouth District Court Monday and in Hingham District Court on October 5th.