A truly horrific report of elder abuse has surfaced from East Moline, IL where police have arrested a nursing home worker after he allegedly raped an 82-year-old resident at the facility where he worked. Paul Hubbard was arrested by East Moline Police after a co-worker saw him raping the nursing home resident.
Court records reveals that Hubbard was employed by Parkview Terrace Nursing Home and has sexual intercourse with an elderly resident who was unable to give consent. The resident was taken to Illini Hospital for examination and has been released.
The Illinois Department of Public Health conducted an investigation into the incident and based on its preliminary findings, the nursing home did not violate any rules or regulations. The Department’s investigation continues to make sure the facility conducted a background check on all employees before hiring them.
Paul Hubbard’s record from Rock Island County contains only a parking ticket. Hubbard’s first court hearing is Tuesday morning.
About Parkview Terrace
Parkview Terrace is a 72-bed facility in East Moline, Illinois that cares for resident with various physical and psychiatric conditions. Parkview Terrace received a measly 1 out of 5 stars by Medicare’s centralized nursing home rating system. Further, Parkview Terrace made headlines recently when a widow brought a nursing home negligence lawsuit against the facility for the death of her husband relating to dehydration and malnutrition.
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