According to The Washington Post, a caregiver from the Care With Love facility has been charged with sexual assault.
Nizhamuding Jureti, 57-years-old, was charged with one count of forcible sodomy, says the Fairfax County police. The 80-year-old victim allegedly woke up to find Jureti performing a sexual act on him. Police were notified, and Jureti was charged on November 20th.
Jureti is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond. The officials at Care With Love have not responded to a request for comments.
Attorney commentator, Kevin Biniazan, has represented victims of sexual assault in civil lawsuits. We’ve asked Kevin to share insight on the legal rights of victims sexually assaulted by hospice care workers:
“Patients naturally trust medical professionals and assistants. Medical facility employees are trusted to provide the quality care that patients need while treating them with respect. Unfortunately, there have been many cases of abuse in this field as untrustworthy people are hired to work with vulnerable patients.”
“When a medical facility employee sexually assaults a victim, they should report their assault immediately and acquire the services of an experienced sexual assault lawyer. The facility should be investigated to determine if there were sufficient protections in place to prevent the sexual assault of patients by employees. Some sexual assaults by staff are preventable and occur as a result of the facility’s negligence. For example, a facility may be considered negligent for failing to monitor performance reviews, ignoring misconduct complaints, or failing to run background checks. In such cases, victims may have grounds for a civil lawsuit.”