This sad story comes to us from Texas but could be from anywhere in the U.S. A state investigation revealed a laundry worker was caught raping an Alzheimer’s patient at the Village Creek Nursing Home in Fort Worth.

Charles Schealy, 67, told police the sex was consensual. However, he was arrested and charged with one count of sexual assault in June. He was immediately fired from the facility. Shealey committed suicide on November 16. Police say he waited on tracks for an oncoming train to run him over.

These types of sexual attacks are more common than you might think. We recently successfully concluded a rape case against a nursing home in West Virginia. All nursing homes should conduct extensive criminal background checks on all employees and provide appropriate supervision and training to avoid these tragedies!

Dan Frith
Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at