Sexual nursing home and elder abuse is one of the most disgraceful forms that nursing home abuse lawyers face. To abuse their power and take advantage of a vulnerable elderly person in that way is shameful. Kevin Burns was sentenced to nine years in prison on September 13, 2011 after pleading guilty to raping an elderly woman in the Friend’s Care Nursing Home in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where she was a resident and he was working. Burns said in court “I’m sorry for what I’ve done to them.”
Nursing Home Employee Pleaded Guilty to Raping Elderly Resident
As part of a deal that Burns reached with the prosecutors, he pleaded guilty to one count of rape and the two other charges were dropped. This deal was reached because prosecutors felt it saved everyone from going to trial and according to Assistant Prosecutor Jeff Hunter, “The defendant stepped up and acknowledged what was done as opposed to dragging victims through a court process and trial.“. After Burns serves his nine years in prison he will have five years of probation and have to register as a tier 3 sex offender, which is the strictest of the classifications. During the court hearing, the defendant admitted to struggling with an addiction to pornography. He said “I should have went to them and told them I was struggling with that and should have asked to be put on leave until I could take care of it. I tried to take care of it myself but didn’t, didn’t do it.”
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia
If your loved one is currently a resident of a nursing home or care facility, we encourage you to visit frequently and be very observant of their treatment as well as their living conditions. If you are worried that the care they are receiving is negligent, abusive, or inadequate, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.