Authorities have investigated 86 nursing home sexual abuse against elderly or disabled patients. An investigation by the Chicago Tribune found that only one of these cases has resulted in arrest.
In a quarter of Chicago’s 119 nursing homes, sexual assault or rape was reported. A majority of the 86 cases it was residents attacking other residents. State law requires that sexual violence be reported by nursing homes immediately. In at least nine sexual attacks, police were not notified, according to police records.
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