The family of a 72-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s is suing Charter Communications and DCOMM Inc. after the woman, who is not named in the lawsuit, was raped last year while having communications services set up in her home.
According to the lawsuit, Charter Communications hired third-party cable installation company, DCOMM Inc., to send a contractor to install cable, internet, and telephone services in the woman’s Dallas home. The documents say 23-year-old Moises Cabrera (the installer) raped and sexually assaulted the woman in April 2017. The details of the sexual assault laid out in the lawsuit are horrifyingly graphic.
After learning about the incident, the woman’s niece called the Dallas police to report the incident. Cabrera was arrested weeks later in May after police performed a sexual assault examination on the victim. Currently, Cabrera is facing an aggravated sexual assault charge. Once the allegations surfaced, Cabrera’s employment with DCOMM, Inc. ceased, albeit far too late for the victim in this case.
The 72-year-old woman’s niece said that the entire situation has been difficult to comprehend. “You feel violated,” the niece said. “To be honest, I wanted to find him and just understand why somebody would do that.” When the victim’s family called Charter Communications to report the incident, the niece said the company was “very unconcerned, it was not their issue, they contract somebody else to go into the homes and do these installations.”
The victim’s niece just wants people to know that they should be careful who they trust. “I’m terrified to be inside my home with somebody I don’t know,” she said. “I would like to see someone take responsibility for this.”
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