Family says elderly woman was sexually assaulted at caregiving facility

(95.3 MNC)
Police are investigating after an elderly woman’s family says she was sexually assaulted at her caregiving facility earlier this month.
The 96-year-old woman lives at Harbor Health & Rehab in East Chicago, where she receives dementia care. Her family is suing that facility, and one of its residents, after they say she was touched by a sexual predator.
Police were called to the facility on September 2nd, where a witness told them that the woman had been inappropriately touched by a male resident.
They now think the man involved was a registered sex offender who still lives at Harbor Health. Officers say the man later told them that she “never said no or to stop.”
The facility released a statement that said, “We promptly reported the incident to state and local authorities… Our commitment to providing residents with a safe and secure environment remains unwavering.”


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