Sexual Assault in Nursing Home in Minnesota
A man was charged with sexual assault after allegedly admitting to the police that he sexually assaulted and threatened a woman at the Villa St. Vincent nursing home in Crookston, MN. According to a news report with WDAZ News the man was charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct, tampering with a witness and making terroristic threats.
Nursing homes have an absolute duty to keep residents free from sexual assault and other abuse and neglect when they have knowledge of the risk. It is not clear from this story if the facility did any wrong. In general background checks should be performed on care givers and anyone with a known criminal history should not work around the elderly as they are more vulnerable to all forms of abuse and neglect due and are frequently unable to take self-protective measures.
Report Suspected Sexual Assault in Nursing Homes
This website is not intended to provide legal advice as each situation is different and specific factual information must be obtained before an attorney is able to assess the legal questions relevant to your situation.
If you or a loved one has suffered sexual assault or abuse or another injury from neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please contact our firm for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member. To contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly please send an email to KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com or call Ken at 612-743-9048.