Man Charged With The Rape Of Fellow Resident In Illinois Nursing Home

The Daily Herald, a Chicago-area newspaper, reported that 21-year-old Christopher Shelton is being held in a Kane County jail on charges he raped a 69-year-old woman at nursing home where they were both residents.  Kane County court records show Mr. Shelton is charged with one count of criminal sexual assault, one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault (with bodily harm), and one count of criminal sexual assault of a victim over 60.

Man Charged With The Rape Of Fellow Resident In Illinois Nursing HomeThe alleged nursing home crimes took place at Maplewood Care Center in Elgin, IL on January 17th.  Elgin police said they were called to Maplewood to investigate the assault of a female resident.  When police arrived, they found Shelton hiding in the bathroom adjoining the woman’s room.

Kane County court records show that Shelton has no criminal record.  Shelton is being held on $500,000 bond and has a hearing later this month.

Nursing homes caring for a residents of mixed ages need to take precautions to assure the safety of every resident— this should include maintaining separate quarters for younger residents.  Additionally, nursing home staff should monitor residents to catch suspicious activity before it turns into something more problematic.

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