Rape In Chicago Nursing Homes:Violent Sex Crimes Against Elderly Rarely Prosecuted

03/29/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Chicago Tribune

Authorities have investigated at least 86 cases of sexual violence against elderly and disabled residents of Chicago nursing homes since July 2007, but only one of those cases resulted in an arrest, a Tribune investigation has found.

Allegations of criminal sexual assault, or rape, were reported in a quarter of Chicago's 119 nursing homes during those 2 1/2 years, government records show.

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