Long term care home assault case will go to trial in 2016

Woodland Villa on Mille Roches Road in Long Sault. A former employee at the facility will go to trial in April 2016 on a charge of assault after police were called in April to investigate a case involving a resident at the long term care home. (Photo/Google Maps)

CORNWALL – A trial has been scheduled in the spring of 2016 for a woman accused of assaulting a nursing home resident at Woodland Villa in Long Sault.

Lana Gautreau, 54, is charged with one count of assault following an O.P.P. investigation in April at the long term care facility on Mille Roches Road.

Gautreau was terminated immediately after her arrest, according to the long term care home’s parent company Omni Health Care.

A trial has been scheduled to start April 11, 2016 in Cornwall.

At this point, the court had not indicated how much time had been set aside for the trial.

The maximum penalty for assault is six months in jail and a $5,000 fine or five years in prison, depending on how the Crown wishes the case to be handled.

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