July 09, 2013
An Elba, Alabama man was arrested last week after being accused of sexually assaulting a local nursing home resident.
According to reports, 63-year-old Norman Spence Daniels has been charged with a felony count of first-degree sexual abuse after a complaint was filed against him. The complaint, which came on July 2 from the Elba Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, states that both Daniels, along with the victim, are current residents of the facility.
After an in-depth investigation and interviews, Daniels was arrested and booked into the Coffee County Jail on a $15,000 bond. Along with the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, the case is being investigated by the 12th Judicial Circuit District Attorneys’ Office and the Elba Police Department. Details surrounding the alleged abuse has not yet been made public.
Alabama has been home to several instances of nursing home abuse over the past year. In fact, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), there are currently a few Alabama nursing homes with infractions so severe that they’ve been named a special focus facility. Special focus facilities have repeated histories of abuse and/or neglect and are therefore monitored more frequently and mandated to successfully remedy the situations. If the nursing homes fail to do so, they risk losing Medicare funding and facing other consequences.
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