10/23/2012 02:19 EDT | Updated 12/23/2012 05:12 EST

Former orderly guilty of sex assault of 99-year-old

Former hospital orderly Yves Laplante has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 99-year-old patient.

According to Gatineau police, the 44-year-old man assaulted a woman in the Hull pavilion of the Gatineau General Hospital on Sept. 18.

Laplante had been employed at the hospital for seven years.

Police say the victim had a mental disability and she was unable to alert other hospital employees as to what had occurred.

Laplante was suspended on Sept. 19 and then fired two days later.

The Crown and defence are asking for a sentence of 20 months in jail along with three years probation. An additional charge of sexual exploitation was dropped.