“[Sethi] carried out shocking acts of abuse and grossly abused her position at the care home.”
Christina Sethi, a care worker of Indian origin, has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for sexually assaulting elderly patients.
She pleaded guilty to five charges of sexual assault committed against three residents at the care home in Torquay, Devon.
The 25-year-old woman abused her victims between January 1, 2014 and May 10, 2015.
They included two elderly women, one of whom is aged 101, and one man in his 80s. One of them has since passed away.
Sethi would film her abusive acts and send the videos to her boyfriend, whom she claimed enjoyed watching them for sexual pleasure.
She admitted to deliberately targeting patients with dementia because they would not remember what happened.
Her shocking crimes, however, came to light when she sold her computer to a man who retrieved the deleted videos from the hard drive.
The Plymouth Crown Court heard details of how Sethi sexually abused the residents at the care home.
Her first victim was a woman in her 80s suffering from dementia. Sethi used a vibrator to molest her and recorded the process.
The police said the victim could not complain due to her physical condition, but she was vaguely aware what was happening.
Her second victim was another woman, aged 101, also with dementia. In a video that lasted seven and a half minutes, Sethi was touching the victim’s naked genitalia and breasts.
Like the first victim, the old lady was also generally aware that she was being abused and asked: “What are you doing to me?”
Her third victim, though not recorded in the video, was a blind married man in his 80s. He was also a dementia patient.
As Sethi told the court how she stroked his penis after giving him a bath, the man’s wife was brought to tears.
When passing down her jail sentence, Judge Richard Stead said: “You humiliated three elderly people who trusted you.”
Prosecutor Kelly Scrivener highlighted the impact of Sethi’s actions on the victims’ families.
Scrivener said: “Sethi showed complete disregard for the welfare of her vulnerable victims, their families, her colleagues and the care home – all of whom now have to deal with the effects of her traumatic actions.
“She has shown herself to be selfish, chilling and manipulative, committing an abhorrent breach of trust and responsibility.”
Sethi reportedly has no previous convictions. But her attempts to justify her disturbing crimes with her love for her boyfriend was beyond imaginable.
Detective Inspector Ed Wright said: “Sethi committed crimes that most ordinary people could never comprehend.
“This depraved individual carried out shocking acts of abuse and grossly abused her position at the care home.
“She committed these atrocious acts on the very people she had been trusted to care for and targeted their vulnerabilities in order to satisfy her own sexual deviance.”
Sethi’s boyfriend, a 32-year-old from Torquay, was initially arrested on conspiracy charges which were later dropped.