In Iowa, new details have emerged about extremely disturbing incidents in which two male staff members repeatedly raped a female resident at the Anamosa Care Center
In June, a 21-year-old female resident came forward with allegations of being raped on multiple occasions. At the time, the resident, who is mentally retarded, said the rapes happened over a period of five days.
Now, police have discovered that three men were involved in the rapes. One, Bruce Brecht, served as a “lookout,” while the other two, Allen Franks and Timothy Stromberg, took turns raping the resident in a hallway.
The 76-bed Anamosa Care Center, which opened last year, has a history of serious incompetence. According to a state Health Department survey conducted in February, Anamosa was found to have a number of violations, including:
- Unsanitary bathrooms
- Unsafe food service procedures
- Failure to maintain sanitary medical procedures
Another recent survey found that Anamosa failed to perform proper background checks, and as a result had registered criminals among its staff.
On Medicare’s “ Nursing Home Compare” Web site, Anamosa received one star out of a possible five for its overall rating. Its “Staffing” rating was also one star out of five.
If you or a loved one feel you suffered abuse as a result of your stay at Anamosa Care Center, I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your legal rights. All of our initial consultations are free and confidential.