Rape is a terrible crime under any circumstances but when an elderly nursing home resident is the victim…it is even worse! How can one human being be so evil as to take sexual advantage of an elderly and infirm person? It is the worst type of elder abuse!

Well, this very crime is alleged to have happened in the Concord Care and Rehabilitation Center in Erie, Ohio. John R. Riems (49) a nurse at the facility was arrested on felony charges of rape and gross sexual imposition. Although police said Riems confessed he’d sexually abused more than 100 patients during his 22-year career as a nurse, he had nothing to say at his preliminary hearing.

I believe in the constitutional presumption of innocence…but if Riems is found guilty he deserves the worst imaginable punishment!

Watch his video taped hearing.

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 dfrith@frithlawfirm.com.