Ultimately, the caregiver ended up luring the woman to places away from the homes video cameras before sexually assaulting her, state reports said.
Though AHCA said the homes management had general, if not concrete, knowledge of the relationship, Baez was allowed to stay on staff until the victim told another staff member, who called the states abuse hotline.
Sheriffs deputies arrested Baez on May 20, charging him with sexual battery. He was released on $20,000 bond.
In addition to the sexual assault case, the states findings detail another investigation that found the home was beset by violence after Ross had agreed to accept a young man, formerly a foster child, who told authorities he had learned to bully and assault others as a coping mechanism in foster care.
The home was faulted for allowing the resident to return to Hillandale even after he had been jailed for beating another resident in March. The man went on to attack six others in the home, slapping, punching and even biting one of them on the arm.
One female resident said the man would also pretend to be a vampire and bite her on the neck, the report stated. She did not report the abuse, she said, because [the assailant] threatened to punch her if she did. Another resident told investigators the man would hit him in the head with a belt.
Though administrators were aware of the violence, the complaint says, they did nothing. Instead, other residents tried to protect each other from the abuse.
The states actions come after years of problems at Hillandale, including the arrest and conviction of a caregiver for raping a woman with severe disabilities at the facility in 2005 and the death of a mentally ill man that authorities attributed to the facilitys neglect.
During one 18-month period, sheriffs deputies were called to the home 174 times to investigate assaults, thefts and missing persons.