ABC reported a maintenance worker from a California nursing home is thankfully behind bars, after an investigation into allegations of sexual assault included  DNA evidence to corroborate the victim’s report.  After pleading guilty to one felony count each of sexual battery on an institutionalized victim and sexual penetration by foreign object of an incompetent victim, he was sentenced to three years in prison and a lifetime sex offender registration.

While no system of screening potential employees is foolproof, this case is one more that goes to show that employers should be extra careful to avoid giving sexual predators access to vulnerable populations such as children, elderly and people who suffer from cognitive problems such as dementia or mental illness.

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