On the morning of April 12, 2013, a nursing home administrator at Cambridge Place Nursing and Rehabiliation Home in Lexington called 911. The administrator allegedly heard an 87-year-old female resident claim that a male employee had sexually assaulted her. Police were reportedly questioning the male employee accused of this crime, but no arrests were made in the hours immediately following the allegations.
Cambridge Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Home told the media, "Resident care and safety is our number one concern. We take these allegations very seriously. Upon learning of this allegation, we took immediate and appropriate action, and will continue to cooperate with the investigation. Due to resident confidentiality, we cannot comment further."
The identity of the 87-year-old female resident and the name and age of the man accused of this crime have not been released. It was not clear whether the man was arrested in the days following the allegations or if the female resident, her family, or Cambridge Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Home took any additional actions against the man accused of this crime or to protect the alleged victim.
While previous incidents have no bearing on guilt or innocence in the current case, this is not the first time there has been an accusation of wrongdoing at Cambridge Place. In 2011, Cambridge Place Nursing Home paid more than $1 million in damages to a resident who was injured in a fall accident.
Our Lexington nursing home abuse lawyers extend their sincere sympathy to the resident who allegedly suffered sexual abuse in this incident.