According to an article in the Houston Chronicle, a nursing home in Texas City kicked out a mentally disabled woman after she made a rape charge against an employee of the home. The man was later charged with sexual assault.

The lawsuit, filed by the mother of the woman (named Jane Doe 1 in the lawsuit), accuses HRA Village of locking the woman out of the nursing home facility after a rape kit administered by the University of Texas Medical Center came back positive. The lawsuit says that Henry Lewis Jones, 54, targeted the daughter (named Jane Doe 2 in the lawsuit) after she reported other sexual assault acts she witnessed. He assaulted Jane Doe 2 several times between march and July 2006. Jane Doe 2 was only taken to UTMB for an examination after her mother insisted. The suit also claims that HRA Village failed to report the allegation of abuse to the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. The HRA Village Executive Director said she had not seen the lawsuit and could not comment. The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services’ website shows that HRA Village was cited for failing to report abuse incidents and for failing to prevent the use of seclusion and restraint as forms of punishment.

See the full article here.

Bo Frith