Thursday, January 24, 2008

A Monster walks among them

How horrible, and it apparently has happened for twenty years.

This is one sick bastard.

Ohio Nurse Accused of Raping Elderly

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) - A night-shift nurse accused of sexually abusing at least two dozen elderly or disabled patients at a nursing home was in jail Wednesday, authorities said.
Many of the victims at Concord Care and Rehabilitation Center were unable to report the abuse, and some have since died, said Perkins Township Police Chief Tim McClung.

Police said that suspect John Riems, 49, recalled abusing nearly 100 patients during a 20-year career but that he could remember specific information only on 24.

Riems, 49, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Sandusky Municipal Court to felony charges of rape and gross sexual imposition. The jail didn't have information on an attorney for Riems.

The director of the nursing home said in a statement that Riems had been fired.
"We cannot share any more detail at this time out of respect for the privacy of our residents, and in light of the ongoing police investigation," Jessica Short said in the statement.

Investigators are looking into Riems' past, which includes employment at other facilities. McClung wouldn't identify the other places where he worked.