Nursing Home Aide Receives Seven Year Prison Sentence For Sexually Abusing Resident

A former nurses aide has been sentenced to seven years in prison after being convicted of sexually abusing a nursing home resident. The victim who couldn't speak testified against the man by pointing to letters on a board to spell out words. The man, sentenced Wednesday, was convicted May 9 of sexual abuse and other charges.

The 61-year-old woman went to a nursing home after a stroke left her partially paralyzed. According to the district attorney's office, a nurse found the man sexually abusing the woman in her room after she managed to summon help with a call light. She testified through an interpreter who read aloud the words she spelled by pointing. 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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