A night shift nurse accused of sexually abusing patients at an Ohio nursing home entered a plea arrangement for 12 1/2 years in prison. John Riems entered an Alford plea to four counts of sexual battery and one count of gross sexual imposition. In an Alford plea, a defendant acknowledges there is enough evidence for a conviction but does not admit guilt.
Riems, 50, was videotaped last January telling authorities that he abused about 100 patients at various nursing homes since the 1980s. Defense attorney Troy Wisehart tried to keep the videotape out of the trial arguing that Riems was coerced into the confession by aggressive detectives.
I hope he has to serve every minute of that time. You can find the entire story here.