Former Motivational Services Employee Charged with Sexually Abusing Mentally Ill Client
A former mental health worker for Motivational Services Inc. has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a mentally ill client over a period of four years.
55-year-old Wayne O. Draper was indicted by a Kennebec County grand jury last week on two counts of gross sexual assault, both involving the same victim. The victim was a deaf and mentally ill client who lived in an apartment at Sunrise House, where Draper worked for the mental health agency Motivational Services.
According to the indictment, Draper sexually assaulted the woman twice in July of 2017. An affidavit from the Augusta police accuses Draper of having a four-year-long sexual relationship with the woman. The affidavit says he had sex with her in her apartment at Sunrise House multiple times.
Draper allegedly gave the woman food, soda, cigarettes, lottery tickets, a piece of furniture, and other gifts. He would tell her that he would stop providing these gifts when she told him she did not want to have sex with him.
Facility officials told the police that the woman suffers from borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, hyperkinetic disorder, and depressive disorder.
Draper was suspended after the facility was notified of the allegations against him.
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Abuse Guardian Coverage of Sex Abuse Allegations at Sunrise House
Legal Options For Mental Health Facility Sex Abuse Victims and Their Families
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of AbuseGuardian.com has represented several victims of sexual assault in civil lawsuits. Here is Brian with some information on the legal rights of mental healthy facility sex abuse victims and their families:
In mental health facilities, the safety of clients must come above all else. Mental health patients are vulnerable and at a high risk of becoming victims if untrustworthy people are working in these facilities. When a patient is sexually abused by an employee, it’s important to investigate both the accused employee and the facility itself for potential negligence.
Some cases of sexual abuse in mental health facilities only happen due to negligence. For example, a facility could be deemed negligent if there had been previous complaints of inappropriate behavior or sexual misconduct involving the accused employee, but those complaints went unaddressed. In cases of negligence, mental health facilities can be held liable in civil lawsuits.
If you or a loved one has been sexually abused by a mental health worker, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with one of our experienced sexual assault victims lawyers.
Motivational Services Inc. in Augusta, ME
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