I hate reading about this. HATE IT – but here is another case where a nursing home resident is assaulted.

This happens more than you think folks – and it is devastating. One local doctor told me he just couldn’t believe someone would do something like this, and that is why he never considered his patient had been raped.

Sunday, January 11, 2009
Nursing home employee charged with raping woman with CP
From the Belleville News-Democrat in Illinois:

“A former employee at a Normandy area nursing home was arrested and charged earlier this week for raping a resident of the nursing home.

Lt. Frank Minnini of the Normandy Police Department said the incident took place December 21 at the Normandy Nursing Center, located in the 7300 block of St. Charles Rock Road.

Police arrested Antonio McCoy on Wednesday, January 7, and charged him the following day. He’s being held in the St. Louis County Jail on $200,000 cash only bond, Minnini said.

McCoy had worked at the nursing home for nearly a year and a half and passed a background check, according to Kerry Kaufmann, the administrator of the home.

The victim, a 36-year-old woman, suffered from cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. Police allege McCoy attacked the woman in a stairwell and raped her.

A spokesperson for the nursing home said they would not comment on the story until Monday.”

Lauren Ellerman
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