CHICAGO AREA NURSING HOME ALLOWED SEXUAL ABUSE
This sad story comes to us from the Chicago Sun Times. A Lake County-owned nursing home failed to protect an 82-year-old woman resident, allowing repeated, unsupervised visits by a man who later admitted sexually molesting her, a lawsuit filed by her family contends.
Duane Stapher, 64, was sentenced to probation last month after he pleaded guilty to sexually abusing the woman, who has severe dementia and lives at Winchester House in Libertyville. Winchester House employees allegedly saw Stapher put his hands under the woman’s clothing but didn’t report it to supervisors or the woman’s family.