Assisted Living Facility Owner Sentenced After Admitting to Resident Sexual Abuse
The owner of New Adams House, an assisted living facility in Bentonville, has been sentenced to 75 days in jail and 12 years of probation for sexually assaulting two residents. 71-year-old Angel Floro pleaded guilty in Benton County Circuit Court to two counts of second-degree sexual assault on Monday, December 3.
Floro was arrested in April 2016 on allegations of rape and second-degree sexual assault. A resident told police that Floro went into her room at New Adams House on March 8, 2016, and touched her sexually. According to Bentonville police, she also told officers that this had happened two other times inside the facility.
Another female resident later told police that Floro had committed a “deviate sexual act” in March 2016 as well.
Judge Brad Karren has barred Floro from having any contact with the victims or New Adams House. He will also have to register as a sex offender.
Legal Options For Victims of Assisted Living Facility Sexual Abuse
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of AbuseGuardian.com is a former sex crimes prosecutor who now represents victims of sexual assault in civil lawsuits. We’ve asked him to share some insight into the options for legal recourse available to assisted living facility sexual abuse victims and their families:
When the time comes to move a loved one into an assisted living facility, we all want to find a facility we can trust, where our loved ones can live comfortably and safely. But unfortunately, some of these facilities are poorly run and in some cases, sexual predators end up committing heinous crimes against residents. When this happens, it’s important for the victims and their families to understand their legal rights.
There is no excuse for allowing a resident to be sexually abused at an assisted living facility. In many of these cases, the victims and their families have grounds for a lawsuit against the facility. If you or a loved one has been sexually abused by an assisted living facility staff member or fellow resident, you can learn more about your legal options by speaking to an experienced sexual abuse victims attorney.