Pasco physical therapist accused of sex crime at nursing home


FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. – A physical therapist from Pasco is accused of making inappropriate physical contact with a resident at an assisted living center in Franklin County.

Deputies responded to the assisted living center on Friday for a report of inappropriate contact between a health care provider and a resident at the facility.

They arrested 45-year-old LuRon Anderson on suspicion of indecent liberties. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office told KAPP-KVEW that the incident was reported by staff members at Rosetta Assisted Living in Pasco where the crime was allegedly committed.

Anderson is an in-home physical therapist who provides his services to residents at area nursing homes as a private contractor. Records show he’s had his license to practice physical therapy since August 2005.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation in conjunction with the Adult Protective Services division of the Washington Department of Social and Health Services.

This is the only incident that has been reported at the nursing home. Anyone with additional information should contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 509-545-3501.