Nursing Home Administrator Entangled in Sex Abuse Case

An administrator of a nursing home where a woman was sexually abused by another resident, who is a sex offender, is now facing licensing sanctions and is guilty of professional incompetence. The nursing home board states that the administrator should have known that the offender posed a threat to other residents of the home.

Reports indicate several employees of the home told investigators the administrator warned them not to tell anyone sex offenders were living in the home or they would be fired and she failed to protect those residents from the threat.
The woman’s family is now suing the nursing home for admitting the offender and then failing to take the steps necessary to protect her and other residents of the facility.

Court records indicate the offender confessed to assaulting the woman, but state and county prosecutors have not pursued criminal charges. He also was not the only sex offender living in the nursing home at the time of the alleged assault.  For more, read the story.

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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