It is incomprehensible why a nursing home employee - someone entrusted to protect and care for patients who are physically or mentally unable to care for themselves - would abuse someone in their care. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is on the rise. There are many ways to abuse a person and while many employees may neglect their patients or steal from them, one Illinois man went as far as sexually abusing one of his patients.
The 46-year-old employee at Salem Village Nursing Home in Joliet - less than hour outside Chicago - was caught raping a 19-year-old patient in her bed. He was arrested on Nov. 23 after a co-worker walked into the patient's room that morning and noticed that her pants her down. The man was sexually assaulting her.