Licensed Caregiver Arrested On Charge Of Raping Elderly Resident in Healthcare Facility

A licensed caretaker is in custody on suspicion of raping an elderly woman at a residential health-care facility.

The woman, who is in her 80’s, told authorities on Wednesday that she had been raped Friday night, said the sheriff’s department.

He described the care home as a “small facility” and would not give its location.

The suspect, 50, has been employed at the home for six months and is a state licensed caretaker.

The woman was not injured but remains traumatized, one official said. “It was a very traumatic event and there is a lot of embarrassment and emotions,” he said. For more, read the story.

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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia. 


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