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June 19, 2013

A nursing home administrator at a Pomeroy, Iowa nursing home faces sanctions this week after being accused of nursing home abuse.

According to reports, Susan Juilfs, former administrator at the Pomeroy Care Center, has been charged with unprofessional conduct after failing to protect nursing home residents from another resident, 84-year-old William Cubbage.

Cubbage previously lived in the Iowa Civil Commitment Unit for Sex Offenders after being convicted of four felony sexual abuse charges against children. In 2010, after serving seven years at the unit, Cubbage was sent to live at Pomeroy Care Center. While at the nursing home, in August of 2011, an 8-year-old girl who was visiting a loved one at the facility witnessed Cubbage sexually fondling a female resident. Reportedly, the female resident was screaming “no” as Cubbage held her down in her bed.

Loved ones of the victim are now suing Pomeroy Care Center for failing to protect the victim. Cubbage readily confessed to the crime, yet, no criminal charges have been filed. Instead, he may be sent back to the his previous home at the sex offender unit.

Meanwhile, another sex offender has been determined to also reside at the nursing home. John Steimkamp, 79, has three previous sexual abuse convictions. He has been living at Pomeroy Care Center since 2012.

If your loved one has been victim to nursing home abuse, you’ll need a dedicated nursing home abuse attorney by your side. At McIver Brown law firm, our team of experienced nursing home abuse lawyers have helped an array of clients get the justice they’re entitled to. Give us a call today for a free consultation.

Source: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130618/NEWS/306170056/Nursing-home-administrator-faces-sanctions-in-sex-abuse-case

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