The perpetrator of a sexual assault at a nursing home was recently sentenced to jail time following a criminal trial for his conduct. Detroit News reported on the incident involving a 52-year old former nursing home employee at the MediLodge Nursing Home.
According to reports the former janitor pulled his pants down in front of an 84-year old Alzheimer’s patient in a wheelchair. Another nursing home employee saw the incident. Fortunately the co-worker contacted authorities, even though the janitor begged his co-worker not to tell anyone about the event. Later, the employee admitted that he forced the resident to inappropriately touch him. He had abused at least two other residents in a similar manner.
The sentencing judge explained that “this was a very disturbing crime.” The aggressor will have to serve four months in jail and will be on probation three years following his release. In addition he will have to pay the victims fees, court costs, and undergo sex offender treatment.
Unfortunately, shocking sexual abuse, like the incident here, occurs at nursing homes across the country. In many cases, the predators are not reported and more seniors are forced to live through the abuse silently. It is an continuing problem that is in dire need of solutions.