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Illinois nursing home aide jailed for raping patient

A nursing home aide, and resident of the Chicago area, was recently sentenced to 25 years in jail by a DuPage county judge for raping and impregnating a nursing home resident who could neither walk, talk, nor feed herself. Alden Village Health Facility for Children and Young Adults in Bloomingdale was fined $10,000 by the Illinois Department of Public Health for lacking oversight and mishandling the investigation of the alleged abuse and neglect. The 23-year-old victim’s mother filed a lawsuit in Cook County seeking more than $1,000,000 in damages from Alden Village, its management company, her daughter’s former physician and the aide. The child, whose mother suffers from cerebral palsy, was born with developmental disabilities.

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