Nursing Home Aides Plead Not Guilty to Sexual Abuse of Elderly Residents
A 19-year-old nursing home aide pleaded not guilty on
Thursday to charges that she was one of two employees who sexually
humiliated and abused numerous vulnerable residents at the facility.
According to the charges, the aide admitted to police that in the
first half of 2008 she inserted her finger into the rectum of a
resident at the nursing home. She said she was trying to
trigger a bowel movement but acknowledged that this was not part of her
training. She also acknowledged getting into bed with a resident and making a sexual gesture. "I might have done the motion, but she was nowhere near
me," the complaint quotes the aide as telling police.She also admitted to patting the buttocks of one resident and trying to get another angry and then laughing at her.
Also charged in the case is another aide at the facility, age 20. The charges against her say that she admitted to police that she poked
one resident in the breast. Other teens who were implicated accused
her of numerous other actions, including spitting in a resident's
mouth and jabbing the breasts of several residents. She also has pleaded not guilty. Four other aides were charged in juvenile court with not reporting the alleged abuse. 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.
Posted on Fri, January 1, 2010
by Kristie Pierce