Cristian Esteban, 23, of Des Plaines, (inset) was arrested after being charged with attempting to sexually assault a resident on Wednesday at Riverside Foundation in Lincolnshire, which is where he worked as a nurse, prosecutors said. | Background Photo: Google Street View

Prosecutors say a nurse was caught in the middle of attempting to sexually assault a woman, who is completely non-verbal, at an assisted living facility in Lincolnshire.

Cristian Esteban, 23, of Des Plaines, was charged with attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault of a handicapped person and aggravated battery of a handicapped person.

Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Dino Katris said that Esteban was a nurse employed at the Riverside Foundation, which is located at 14588 Route 22 in Lincolnshire.

The Riverside Foundation includes a residential facility that serves nearly 100 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, according to the organization’s website.

A fellow nurse walked into a resident’s room and saw Esteban with his trousers and underwear pulled down to his mid-thigh, Katris said.

The nurse also saw that the victim, a woman in her 30s, had her clothing pulled down to her ankles.

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The woman was bent over the bed and Esteban was behind her, Katris said.

A substance, believed to be semen, was found on the victim’s clothing. The incident occurred on Wednesday, court records show.

Esteban allegedly admitted to a co-worker that he touched the victim and also said, “I’m probably going to lose my job.”

Katris said that the victim is disabled and non-communicative. She lives with assistance at the facility.

While prosecutors said Esteban was a nurse, state records show he is not registered as a nurse but is registered in the state’s health care worker registry.

Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Esteban held on a $1 million bond.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 23.