Much like my case a few years ago, where a lady in a nursing home who was unable to talk due to a stroke was assaulted, here, a mentally retarded person in an Assisted Living facility was sexually assaulted. This case, in Newport News, Virginia resulted after the owner of the facility hired a nurse’s aide, knowing that the aide had a history of assault & battery convictions and that the aide had sexually assaulted another resident in the facility. The assault on the victim here, a 56 year old man with the mental capacity of a 5 year old child, left him with rectal injuries unable to be surgically repaired and left with the need for a diaper for the rest of his life. A jury awarded the victim $750,000.00 and the aide’s criminal charges remain pending.

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