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Registered Sex Offender Groped Mentally Impaired Woman in Toluca Nursing Home

Contrary to a nursing home’s assurance that a registered sex offender presented no recent problems, a newly obtained government report and interviews show that the man allegedly groped a mentally impaired woman at the facility. According to Department of Public Health, the Asta Care Center of Toluca in central Illinois failed to fully investigate the incident, implement an appropriate care plan for the sexual predator, or properly monitor him to protect others. Even the nursing home’s attorney acknowledged to the Chicago Tribune that administrators erred in not interviewing the female about the alleged sexual abuse, as is required by law. The perpetrator is alleged to have molested female residents in two prior incidents at the Asta Toluca nursing home and their sister facility in Bloomington. The perpetrator was moved back to the Toluca this summer and given a state assessment calling him a “high risk” of danger to others. Failing to monitor residents is being a common form of nursing home negligence in Illinois. To read more about the compromised care investigation, please click the link.