The Minnesota Department of Health recently investigated allegations of sexual abuse at the Augustana Healthcare Center of Minneapolis. The MDH reported that a male staff member fondled the resident’s penis and stated “you have a big one.” The victim told the MDH investigator that the employee played with the victim’s penis at least 10 times over approximately 3 months. The male employee, according to the MDH, gave inconsistent accounts of the events.
Sexual abuse of vulnerable residents in care facilities is intolerable. Responsible employers hire responsible employees. Responsible care facilities make sure they have the right personnel on duty to care for residents entrusted to their care. Proper training and supervision is essential. When a care facility violates your trust, contact the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm online or toll free at (877) 552-2873.