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Suit: Background check failure led to Kansas patient's rape


January 27, 2021

ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas assisted living facility is accused in a lawsuit of failing to vet staff and turning a blind eye while a woman with dementia was sexually assaulted.

The suit alleges that administrators at Mapleton Assisted Living facility waited six months to perform a background check on the former employee charged with raping the woman, allowing him to work as a certified nursing assistant despite a sexual battery conviction and a 2008 decision by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts to restrict his solo contact with female patients following sexual misconduct allegations.


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