February 21, 2012
Two Minnesota women convicted of sexually and psychologically abusing elderly nursing home residents only had to serve 42 days of their 180 day jail sentence. The nursing home abuse occurred at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea, Minnesota.
The two women, who abused nursing home residents as teenagers, were to serve their 180 day sentence in 60 day increments, but were allowed to ask the court to have the last two 60 day sentences waived after serving the first 60 day sentence. However, jail records show that the women only served 42 days of the first jail stint before being released from the rest of their sentence.
Both women expressed their regret over the abuse to victims’ family members, with one woman saying she will be “forever sorry” for her actions.
We encourage you to seek the help of a qualified nursing home abuse lawyer if you or a loved one was abused in a nursing home. An attorney is necessary to assist you in receiving financial compensation due to nursing home negligence.