An employee of a care facility is facing a rape charge over allegations he sexually abused a patient.

Prosecutors believe the man, 27, abused a woman patient Sunday in the shower of the Bungalow Care Center, 645 S. 1300 East. The woman has an IQ of 69 and suffers from a seizure disorder, according to the charged filed in 3rd District Court Thursday.The man later told a co-worker of the incident, according to court documents. A medical examination revealed the woman had been assaulted.

The man, who lives in the Capitol Hill area, functions on the level of a 12-year-old, nurses at the facility told investigators.