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Family Members Frustrated As Bronx Nursing Home Rape Case Stalls

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Friends and family members of a 64-year-old alleged rape victim expressed frustration Monday that the case against a male nurse accused in the crime has not moved forward.

As WCBS 880's Irene Cornell reported, a Bronx courtroom was packed with relatives, friends, and members of the Hispanic Clergy Organization – all there on behalf of the alleged victim, a 64-year-old former school teacher who now suffers dementia and is unable to speak.

Nanic Aidasani, 42, of Yonkers, was charged with the rape back in February at the Manhattanville Health Care Center, at 311 W. 231st St. in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, CBS 2 reported at the time.

Family members were frustrated Monday that there has still been no grand jury action in the case. The alleged victim's daughter said she was her mother's voice.

"It's very hard for her to communicate her frustration, and she does it by crying, not being able to sleep," the alleged victim's daughter said. "And the family is going through a lot right now, just looking at how she's doing in her state, it's really frustrating for the family."

Family Members Frustrated As Bronx Nursing Home Rape Case Stalls

Police said another employee found Aidasani on top of the woman around 1:20 a.m. Feb. 18, according to a Journal News report.

Other staff members held Aidasani until police arrived, authorities told CBS 2.

The woman was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the newspaper reported at the time.

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