On May 15, 2024, Jonesboro officers were dispatched to the victim’s residence about a sexual assault that had already occurred.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with the director of the assisted living facility along with a resident and her adult daughter. Officers were shown a security video of the victim’s room at the facility.

In this video, Mr. Mark Laureano, the victim’s health aid, can be seen forcing the victim to perform an indecent act.

The victim, who is 86 years old, requires basic needs assistance throughout the day and suffers from dementia.

An arrest warrant signed by Judge Boling was issued, and Mr. Laureano was arrested on 5/16/2024. During an interview with Mr. Laureano, he confirmed that he was working at the facility at the time of this incident. When telling him what officers observed on camera, Mr. Laureano requested his lawyer. Mr. Laureano was then transported to the Craighead County Detention Center.

He appeared before Judge Fowler on Friday, May 17, 2024, and received a bond of $100,000 cash surety and a no contact order for the facility.