King 5 News reported the rape of a nursing home resident at Seattle Medical and Rehabilitation Center. Seattle police are investigating an alleged rape of a 34-year-old woman with a rare disease that makes it nearly impossible for her to speak or move. Her sister Rita described how the victim told her that a male employee raped her – removing her feeding tube in the process. She was helpless. The victim suffers from Joseph Macado Disease– a rare genetic disorder that affects the muscles, but not the brain. Leaving her unable to talk, unable to move, but fully able to understand everything around her.
The investigation began when the victim’s mother was told that her daughter had been punched in the face and raped. The family says they only learned of the rape, not from the director of the facility, but by someone who worked there and wanted to remain anonymous.