Nursing Home Staff Hide Sexual Assault Calling It Consensual

A state representative is trying to bring awareness to a nursing home situation where a dementia patient repeatedly assaulted patients sexually. A state report says the staff at the nursing home was aware, but failed to report it. In follow up interviews, employees stated that the sex was consensual.

The state representative is drawing attention to the incidents asking how a dementia patient can consent to sexual actions. "This was consensual?” asked the representative. "How can someone with dementia have consensual sex? I do not understand." He also does not understand how the story was brought to the state investigators through a news story, rather than a state health investigation.  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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