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Nursing Home Assistant Arrested in Sexual Assault

Police arrested a 24-year-old certified nursing assistant at a nursing home in connection with the sexual assaults of three elderly female patients over a one-month period. The man was arrested on suspicion of five counts of third-degree sexual assault. Two of the women are 92 years old and one is 89. They were all patients at the 60-bed nursing facility, which is a combination independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing facility. The sexual abuse was discovered after an internal investigation was launched. The man was fired immediately after the discovered elderly abuse. Sexual abuse happens in nursing homes throughout the country, including in Chicago, Illinois. To read more about the sexual abuse, please click the link.