December 17, 2012
Last week, Julie Johnson, the granddaughter of a victim who has suffered sexual nursing home abuse in a care center in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, called out for help in press conference while her grandfather remains in the nursing home in which the abuse to took place.
According to reports, a 101-year-old resident of the Mount Pleasant Manor was sexually abused by a former worker, Desmond Kimbrough. A hidden camera installed by a private investigator caught the majority of the nursing home abuse on tape. In addition to being sexually assaulted, the victim was also taunted, slapped, and yelled at on several occasions.
The victim’s family have been attempting to remove him from the nursing home after discovering the abuse. However, according to Lt. Governor Glenn McConnell, a bed shortage is preventing the state from immediately transferring the elderly patient to another center.
Meanwhile, Kimbrough was arrested shortly after the footage was viewed earlier this month. He was charged with abusing a vulnerable adult.
In addition to facing criminal charges, the state of South Carolina allows victims and their families to file a civil suit. Should the victim’s family act and retain a nursing home abuse attorney, Kimbrough may also be facing civil charges as well.