Sexual abuse and sexual assault that happens to residents of nursing homes as well as other long-term care facilities, such as assisted living facilities, is an ongoing significant concern. Residents of such facilities are often vulnerable to abuse for many reasons.
As seen in statistics and news stories, as well as numerous allegations made in nursing home lawsuits, there are many crimes of a sexual committed against nursing home residents. These sex crimes are often committed by nursing home staff members or other residents.
Nursing home sexual abuse and sexual assaults are discussed on the “Chicago Nursing Home Sexual Abuse And Assault” page. This page discusses various issues, including various possible “signs” of such abuse and assault. Individual posts that discuss these issues are found in the “Nursing Home Sexual Abuse And Assault” category.
A sexual assault that occurred in an Illinois nursing home (in Champaign) is discussed in numerous media sources, including the December 6, 2017 News-Gazette article titled “Champaign man found guilty of molesting 90-year-old at nursing home” as well as the January 18, 2018 wandtv.com article titled “Man sentenced for molesting 90-year-old nursing home resident.”
An excerpt from the wandtv.com article, discussing the incident:
A 24-year-old man has been sentenced for sexually assaulting a 90-year-old care facility resident with dementia.
Dontrell Netter of Champaign was sentenced to 30 years after being convicted of molesting the woman at a Champaign memory care facility more than two years ago.
A jury convicted him in early December of aggravated criminal sexual assault, attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault, and conspiracy to commit aggravated criminal sexual assault.
Additional details concerning nursing home sexual assault and the specific Champaign sexual assault can be seen in the sources mentioned above.
Should you or someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect – or a nursing home accident – please contact the nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Joseph Law Group to discuss the situation and to see what legal remedies may exist.
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