It’s not a been week since I posted “Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Disturbing Trend in Tennessee, Neighboring States” on Tennessee Law Blog that national news was made again by another sexual predator lurking in a nursing home. This time, the sexual abuser was an unmonitored male nursing home resident.
In Illinois, the state Department of Public Health issued a 61-page report finding that LaSalle County Nursing Home failed to prevent a male resident from sexually abusing 10 female residents. The sexual abuse included groping of female residents’ breasts, kissing them, and sexually explicit language. According to the report, the resident abuser would roam the nursing home, often exposing himself to, and preying on, female residents who couldn’t speak or with dementia.
Estimates very, but the alleged nursing home sexual abuse likely began in December and may have lasted until last month when the accused sexual predator was moved to an inpatient psychiatric unit.
The report concluded the IL nursing home failed to recognize or prevent the abuse.
No criminal charges have been filed against the nursing home or resident, though fines against the caregiver are likely.
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