WQAD had a story about the cover up of sexual abuse at Windmill Manor nursing home. State and federal authorities have levied more than $92,000 in fines where staff are accused of covering up the sexual abuse of an elderly resident.  State records say a male resident of Windmill Manor was found in bed with a female resident in November, and both were undressed. And then, on Christmas Day, staff saw the two having sex. Staff did nothing to prevent the two from engaging in sexual activity.

In addition to the fines against Windmill Manor nursing home, criminal charges were filed recently against its former director of nursing, Karen Etter.  Regulators also allege that Etter warned staff members not to tell anyone of the incident if they wanted to keep their jobs. Regulators say the woman, who has Alzheimer’s disease, could not have given informed consent to sex.

 

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