Bolivar man allegedly exposes himself to nursing home patient

BOLIVAR, TN (WMC-TV) - A Hardeman County man has been accused of performing a sex act in front of a nursing home patient.

Sedric Joy, 32, has been charged with one count of sexual battery.  He is locked up in the county jail on $50 thousand bond.

The act allegedly occurred at the Pine Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.  The victim's roommate told a nurse that a man entered their room and attempted to undress the victim.

Joy then allegedly exposed himself to the patient and attempting to climb on top of her.

Tavares Joy, the suspect's brother, said the police have the wrong man and do not believe Sedric Joy committed the crime.

"I know my brother," Joy said.  "I know he wouldn't do nothing like that. I still don't believe it. I just don't believe it."

Relatives said the suspect was involved in a car accident several years ago and his mental health has been a problem since the crash.

A spokesperson for the nursing home said it is investigating how the suspect was allowed into the facility.

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