Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that Isaac Misati Aboki, age 35 of Savage, has been charged* with Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Second Degree and Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Fourth Degree in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 70-year-old vulnerable adult who was residing at a senior care center in the city of Burnsville on March 10, 2018. At the time, Aboki was employed as a personal care attendent at this facility.
The allegations contained in the criminal complaint include the following:
Shortly after 7:00 p.m. on March 10, 2018, Burnsville police officers were dispatched to a senior care center on a report of inappropriate conduct by an employee of the facility. The reporting party, who worked at the facility, told officers that when she responded to a call light in a resident’s room, she found the door blocked from the inside by a dresser that had been moved in front of the door. After she was able to push the door open a few inches, she observed that the victim was lying on her back with her nightgown pulled up to her neck with no clothing underneath and Isaac Misati Aboki, was on top of the victim. The victim was a 70-year-old vulnerable female with severe cognitive impairment, who has difficulty communicating with others and needs assistance with mobility.
The reporting party and police officers observed stains in the genital area of Aboki’s pants. When questioned, he claimed he was helping the victim by washing her face, changing her diaper and putting on her nightgown. He denied that a dresser was in front of the door and said he did not have any sexual contact with the victim.
A sexual assault examination was performed on both the victim and Aboki and evidence obtained from these examinations supports the criminal charges filed today.
Additional facts pertaining to this case can be found in the criminal complaint which can be obtained from the Dakota County Court Administrator’s Office by contacting 651-438-8100. While in custody, a mug shot can be viewed at: Inmate Search.
Backstrom commented: "It is extremely disturbing to see allegations of this nature involving the sexual abuse of a vulnerable adult."
Aboki was arrested shortly after the filing of this criminal complaint today and is currently scheduled to appear on these charges on the morning of August 16, 2018, in Hastings.
Backstrom thanked the Burnsville Police Department for their thorough investigation of this case.
If you have questions, contact James Backstrom at 651-438-4440.
*Criminal charges are not evidence of guilt. A defendant/suspect is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.