The family of a 94-year-old woman who was raped at Brookdale Senior Living nursing home is planning to sue the facility, saying a lack of security is to blame. The assault happened as the resident was getting out of bed, the police report states.
“She was attacked from behind. A male in scrubs who threw her on to the bed and proceeded to rape her and sodomize her,” said Tom Edwards, the family’s attorney.
According to the police report, the rape happened last April. More people have been reportedly assaulted at the facility since then. No arrests have been made.
The report says the man took off when a nurse heard Jane screaming. She was taken to the hospital, where it was determined she was sexually assaulted.
Based on DNA tests, the attorney does not believe she was attacked by a staff member. Police reports confirm other attacks have been reported at the facility in 2018.
“Since this rape, there has been an additional rape on the same hallway,” Edwards said. “A man tried to rape another patient. The patient, fortunately, was not raped. They were able to pull an emergency cord in the room and that man fled.”