Husband who tied his wife with dementia to her seat wins the right to visit her

Husband who tied his wife with dementia to her seat wins the right to visit her
Christophe Sessa

An 89-year-old New Jersey man who was arrested after his wife was found tied to a chair at the Brownwood Hotel & Spa in The Villages has been granted permission to visit her.

Christopher Sessa of Manchester, New Jersey, was arrested in April after a housekeeper found his wife, who has dementia, tied to a chair in their hotel room. Sessa was “wandering” around the hotel, according to an arrest report from the Wildwood Police Department. He was arrested for misdemeanor confinement and elder abuse.

Sessa was released on bail, but has been unable to have contact with his wife of 60 years. She is now in state custody.

Sessa is represented by local attorney Jaimie Washo Spivey who filed a motion seeking permission for his client to have supervised contact with his wife in a care facility. A judge granted this request.

When his wife was found at the Brownwood Hotel & Spa, she was “extremely disheveled and confused.” A white belt had been used to tie his left arm to the chair. White trash bags had been used to tie each of his feet to the chair.

In addition to the police, the village Public Security was called to the scene. Emergency medical services personnel found that the woman “could not answer general questions, due to her severe memory loss,” the report said.

When police questioned Sessa, he complained that a hotel staff member had “weakened” him into contacting law enforcement. He also said he “tried to do his best so she couldn’t get hurt if she fell, but he knew it wasn’t the right choice to hold her down,” the report states.

Sessa divides her time between New Jersey and Boca Raton.

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Gn Health

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