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Man pleads guilty to sexual abuse in Winchester House nursing home in Lake County, Illinois

Today, a man pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class Two felony which carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison, but with probation as an option, for fondling an 82-year old nursing home resident while she was a resident of Winchester House nursing home in Lake County, IL.

Nursing home abuse and neglect, in Illinois nursing homes is a prevalent problem with accounts of sexual abuse at nursing homes by visitors, other residents and staff members occurring with increasing frequency. To report an instance of nursing home abuse and neglect, call the Illinois Department of Public Health at 1-800-252-4343.

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