On November 24, 2010, Telesforo Vasquez, III , an employee of Castle Pines nursing home, reportedly exposed his genitals to the woman and ordered her to touch him. When she refused, he forced her down, injuring her hip and buttock area. He was arrested on December 1, 2010 on charges of injury to the elderly and attempted sexual assault. Each charge carries a maximum ten year sentence.
Vasquez remains in jail.
While not involved in this case, Missouri and Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect attorney David Terry has represented several nursing home residents who have been raped and sexually assaulted while in a nursing home. In his experience, when a nursing home employee rapes a resident, you can almost always find a lack of supervision by the nursing home Administrator, Director of Nursing, and other supervisors. A lack of funding for sufficient staff by the corporate parent is usually present as well.
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