October 26, 2011
A 22-year-old male certified nursing assistant is accused of sexually abusing a 93-year-old female resident at Crystal Pines Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. The man has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and faces a 6 to 30 year prison sentence.
The elderly resident said the man sexually abused her while he was working in the early morning hours of September 25. The man was arrested but has since been released on $40,000 bond.
Officials are cooperating with the sexual nursing home abuse investigation and the incident was reported to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Crystal Pines was cited this past August for failing to keep resident safe from abuse. In 2009 the nursing home was cited for failing to hire safe employees or report and investigate instances of abuse.
Sexual abuse in nursing homes is not uncommon. After the abuse has been reported we advise you to get in touch with a nursing home abuse lawyer to get justice for any negligence on the part of the nursing home.