A licensed caretaker is in custody on
suspicion of raping an elderly woman at a residential health-care
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.
suspect, 50, has been employed at the
home for six months and is a state licensed caretaker.
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.
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.