Hilda Almonor, a nurse’s aide, is accused of raping a 68-year-old nursing home resident. The 46-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty to one count of indecent assault and battery and two counts of rape.
According to prosecutors, the alleged Massachusetts nursing home abuses occurred on April 3 and April 10 while Almonor was helping the patient shower at the Hancock Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Quincy. “Terrified” that Almonor would assault her again, the woman reported the nursing home sex abuse to another nurse and the assisted living facility contacted police.
According to the victim, Almonor used her fingers and an unknown object to sexually assault her. A police investigation is under way.
Nursing Home Sexual Assaults
Unfortunately, incidents of sexual assaults at assisted living facilities throughout the US are all too common occurrences and it is usually the patients, who are often too frail, sick, vulnerable, or scared to fight back or report what happened that are the victims.
Sexual abuse, assault, rape, and molestation are crimes and acts of nursing home abuse when committed by a nursing home worker. Regardless of who sexually assaulted you or your loved one, if the crime occurred at a Quincy assisted living facility, you may have grounds for filing a Massachusetts nursing home negligence lawsuit.
Nursing homes are supposed to provide residents with the nursing care they require while making sure that they don’t come to any physical or emotional harm during their stay at the assisted living facility. Assisted living facility supervisors know that nursing home abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse can happen and it is their responsibility to must take the necessary steps to prevent such incidents from happening.
Quincy nursing aide held on $10k bail in alleged rape, Wicked Local/The Patriot Ledger, April 21, 2010
Nursing Home Aide Accused Of Raping Patient, The Boston Channel, April 20, 2010
Related Web Resources:
Nursing Homes, Health and Human Services, Mass.gov
Massachusetts (MA) Nursing Homes, UCompareHealthcare.com
Contact our Boston nursing home abuse and neglect law firm to schedule a free consultation.