A Stoughton woman pleaded not guilty in Stoughton District Court to a charge that she abused a malnourished elderly woman who was found in her basement, Norfolk County prosecutors said.
Sandra Lucien-Calixte, 48, was charged with one count of permitting serious injury to an elder at her arraignment Monday morning, said Norfolk district attorney’s spokesman David Traub.
Lucien-Calixte was arrested Friday afternoon after police allegedly found a 75-year-old woman in an unheated room in the basement of her Palisades Circle home. The victim had severe bed sores that exposed her bones, and was severely malnourished and dehydrated, said Stoughton Police Deputy Chief Robert Devine in a telephone interview this afternoon.
“It’s just a sad case of abuse and neglect,” said Devine. “This is not something we see often. This was one of the worst cases.”
Devine said he was unsure how the women knew each other, but they were not related.
Lucien-Calixte is being held on $25,000 bail. She was ordered to stay away from the victim, comply with requests of the Department of Elder Services, and surrender her passport, said Traub.
She is to return to court April 14 for a pretrial conference, said Traub.Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on twitter @jacktemp