Four years ago, a 77 year-old female nursing home resident was sleeping in her room at the Southwood Nursing Center in Jacksonville, Florida, when she was sexually assaulted by an 83 year-old male resident. The nursing home resident offender had been arrested 58 times in his past and convicted twice of sex crimes. The victim’s daughter sued the nursing home for nursing home negligence in not informing residents about the offender’s past. The jury agreed that the nursing home was negligent awarding $750,000.
Why would a nursing home knowingly admit a dangerous and predatory patient? Would it be for the money? The attacker now resides in a mental hospital.