Rison Homes Faribault Assault Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 7th April 2015
Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault at Rison Homes in Faribault Minnesota

Rison Homes Faribault Complaint Findings for Sexual Abuse

In a report concluded on July 25, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Rison Homes Faribault for sexual abuse.

It is alleged that abuse occurred when staff, the alleged perpetrator had sexual relations with client on multiple occasions.

Substantiated Complaint of Sexual Abuse of Resident Against Rison Home Faribault

Based on a preponderance of evidence abuse occurred when the alleged perpetrator (AP) and the client had a sexual relationship while the AP was employed by the home care agency.

The client is oriented to person, place and time and received housing and supportive services from the agency.  The AP provided assistance with activities of daily living including but not limited to medication assistance.

The client was interviewed and said that s/he and the AP had been in a relationship that lasted three or four months.  The client reported that the relationship began while s/he lived in the facility.  The client reported that the AP began flirting with him/her by poking, snapping towels and teasing the client.  The client reported that s/he and the AP started going to the basement of the facility to kiss each other.  The client and AP began scheduling meeting at times at a local park in the evenings where they would hug, kiss and make plans for the future.  The AP told the client that s/he was leaving his/her spouse to be with the client.  The client reported that the AP oral sex on him/her twice and the that the client performed oral sex on the AP once.  These sexual acts occurred in the AP’s vehicle in the parking lot of the city park.  The client reported that s/he and the AP would text each other up to 200 times per day.  The client produced a copy of a letter from the AP that stated in part, “you are 1st in my heart, well after my kids!  I love you too …… I really hope to see you again tonight.  I can’t seem to get my mind off you ever!”  The AP told the client that s/he could lose his/her job if the employer found out about their relationship.  The client reported the AP abruptly stopped communications with client and the client did not know why.

The client had a high level of anxiety during that time.  The client began expressing suicidal ideation and required frequent supervision checks.  The client was transferred to a different facility because of the difficulties the client was having with anxiety and depression.  The client stated that s/he couldn’t stay in the facility because of memories of AP.

The police were called on AP.

For more information from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints concerning nursing homes, assisted living and other elder care providers view resolved complaints at the MDH website.

If you have concerns about sexual assault or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Faribault Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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